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Clinical Psychologist

Below is a list of resources for additional support and guidance. Please note that the list is non-comprehensive. 

For emergencies and immediate help, call 911. For example, if you or your child are suicidal, engaging in life-threatening self-harming behaviors, or threatening to hurt yourself or someone else, get immediate emergency assistance by calling 911. 

Websites for Support during a Crisis

  1. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Text or call 988 or 1-800-273-8255: Trained counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

  2. American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  3. Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453)

  4. New York State Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-942-6906

  5. Crisis Text Line: Text 741-741

  6. BeThe1To:  Additional information about helping someone in crisis

  7. Vets4Warriors: 1-855-838-8255: Resource for veterans, service members, their families, and caregivers

  8. NYC Well: 1-888-NYC-WELL (1-888-692-9355): Help for New Yorkers in crisis

Parenting Resources6 Websites Recommended by the American Psychological Association (APA)

  1. InfoAboutKids

  2. ACT Raising Safe Kids Program

  3. Effective Child Therapy

  4. Resilience Booster: Parent Tip Tool

  5. Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing

  6. Magination Press

Parenting Books

  1. When Kids Call the Shots: How to Seize Control from Your Darling Bully- and Enjoy Being a Parent Again. By Sean Grover 

  2. Everyday Blessings: The Inner Work of Mindful Parenting. By Myla and Jon Kabat-Zinn

  3. No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind. By Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson

  4. How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk. By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

  5. How to Talk So Teens Will Listen & Listen So Teens Will Talk. By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish.

  6. Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting. By Laura Markham.

Mindfulness Resources

  1. Breathe Like a Bear: 30 Mindful Moments for Kids to Feel Calm and Focused Anytime, Anywhere. By Kira Willey. 

  2. Ultimate Mindfulness Activity Book: 150 Playful Mindfulness Activities for Kids and Teen (And Grown-Ups Too!): By Christian Bergstrom.

  3. Stop, Breathe, & Think: This app is appropriate for teens and adults 

  4. Stop, Breathe, & Think Kids: This app is appropriate for children 5 to 10 years old

  5. Listening to My Body. By Gabi Garcia. 

ADHD Resources

  1. Suggestions for Planners and Accessories: Click here for a list of some of the best planners for ADHD, along with recommended accessories

  2. Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)

  3. Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA): Information about Adult ADHD.

  4. National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

  5. ADDitude Magazine

  6. Totally ADD: A blog about ADHD.

  7. Understood: Information about learning and attention issues

Anxiety Disorders Resources

  1. Resources for Anxiety Disorders: Click here for a list of recommended books and other resources

  2. Anxiety and Depression Association of America

  3. National Institute of Mental Health (NIH)

  4. American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

  5. International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

  6. Beyond OCD

Encopresis & Enuresis Resources

  1. Resources for Treating Encopresis and Enuresis: Click here for a list of resources for addressing toileting concerns

Anti-racist Resources

  1. Talking Race With Young Children

  2. 30 Books to Help You Talk to Your Kids About Racism

  3. An Antiracist Reading List

  4. 'Raising White Kids' Author On How White Parents Can Talk About Race

  5. 31 Children's Books to Support Conversations on Race, Racism and Resistance

Other Helpful Websites

  1. Advocates for Children of New York (AFC): 1-866-427-6033: Help for families in New York City, dedicated to protecting every child’s right to an education

  2. National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) 

  3. Mood Disorders Support Group - New York (MDSG-NY) 

  4. Sesame Street and Autism

  5. Common Sense Media: Age-Based Media Reviews for Families

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