At Family Continuity, we understand that families are always looking for more information to better understand mental health issues and basic support resources in their communities. We have put together a list of resources that many people have found to be helpful.
Click here for our Helpful Links to organizations and their websites.
Click here for an Acronym Dictionary to help understand the "lingo" used in the medical and school professions.
The Parent/Professional Advocacy League has created a handbook, Police Pocket Guide: Responding to Youths with Mental Health Disorders for local police officers to use. Please visit ppal.net to download a copy of the full version or click here to download a copy of the abbreviated version.
Children's Hospital Boston teamed up with the Boston Bar Association (BBA) to publish the How-To Guide to Children's Mental Health Services in Massachusetts. A first-of-its-kind reference tool, the guide offers advice and insight into accessing services and advocating for children with mental health care needs. It's intended for parents, mental health and primary care providers, emergency physicians, and staff from schools, public health and social service agencies. For copies, call the Office of Child Advocacy at Children's Hospital at (617) 355-6090, or click here to download a copy.