Information Resources for Parents, Families, and Children

Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR)

Provides resources for parent training and information centers and community parent resource centers across the U.S. which support families of children with disabilities in effectively participating in their child's education and development. Offers information and training to families, professionals, and other organizations by providing access to a resource library, a directory of parent centers, an online database of experts, webinars, and other resources on a variety of topics, including mental health and trauma-informed care.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Family Treatment Court Best Practice Standards

Shares best practice standards for family treatment courts (FTCs) for local jurisdictions, states, tribes, and funders. Covers FTC organization and structure; role of judicial leadership; ensuring equity and inclusion; processes for early identification, screening, and assessment; timely and quality substance use disorder (SUD) treatment; comprehensive case management and family support services; therapeutic responses to behavior; and monitoring and evaluation. Includes key considerations for rural and tribal jurisdictions.

Date: 2019
Sponsor: Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI)

Provides information and resources to raise awareness of the impact trauma, violence, and bullying can have on the behavioral health of children, adolescents, and families. Seeks to enhance treatment and services for trauma-exposed children and adolescents. Includes information and resources on traumatic stress, treatment options, and advice for families, caregivers, child health and welfare professionals, and others about how to help and respond to child traumatic stress.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
National Survey of Children's Health (NSCH)

Offers access to national and state-level survey data on the health status of children in the U.S. Includes data on children ages 0-17 and examines factors related to the well-being and healthcare needs of children, including accessing and using healthcare services, family relationships and health, school and after school activities, and neighborhood characteristics. Includes data on physical and mental health conditions, health insurance type and status, healthcare access and utilization, specialty care, nutrition, health activities, and more.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
SAMHSA Homelessness Programs and Resources

Offers a collection of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) programs and resources designed to prevent and end homelessness among men, women, youth, and families with mental illness or substance use disorder (SUD). Includes grant programs and services as well as publications, videos, and webinars on behavioral health treatment, employment assistance, housing/shelter programs, case management, trauma, as well as links to help individuals find immediate help and treatment.

Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant Program

Provides an overview of the Title V Maternal Child Health Services Block Grant (MCHB) that works to support and improve the health and well-being of mothers, children, and families. Discusses the goals of Title V funding, who receives MCHB funds and services, how outcomes are measured, and other resources provided through the program.

Sponsor: Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Young Children Who Are Exposed Prenatally to Substances and Their Families

Provides information for state and local early intervention systems regarding the prevalence of infants and toddlers prenatally exposed to substances, and resources and supports needed to promote positive outcomes for these infants and their families. Shares links to key research, policy, guidance and state examples, and evidence-based practices for supporting young children exposed prenatally to substances and their families.

Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)