Children's Issues Resources
Recorded Trainings From Our Meeting
November 2023- NH DCYF Community Response Guide (LINK)
March 2023- Safety Planning with Youth and Families: Best Practices for Mental Health and
Community Based Providers (2.5 CEUs)
October 2022 - Critical Decision Making in Mental Health Crisis Care: Using the C-SSRS with Children (2.5 CEUs) LINK
May 2020- Teleplay Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-bJwLRjg3k&t=1s
May 2019- 1 hour panel: Law Enforcement and Social Workers as Allies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVZSW1T097Q
As a group, we have made resource lists of both local and national resources, based on topic. This is a work in progress, with more sections to come soon.
Children with Special Needs/ Neurodiversity, Exceptionalities
Infant Mental Health
Parental Substance Misuse
Primary Care/ Medical
Social Media and Youth
Trauma and Youth
Existing Resource Lists
Maneuvering the Maze (NH Family Voices, 2022)- list of Early Childhood, Health, Mental Health, and Developmental Disability and related services for kids: https://nhfv.org/publication/maneuvering-through-the-maze/
NAMI NH Resource Guides: https://www.naminh.org/resources-2/fact-sheets/
NH Early Supports and Services (ESS) Directory: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/documents/directory.pdf
NH List of Community Mental Health Centers: https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bbh/centers.htm
NH Family Resource Centers- FRC Navigator to locate your FRC;Link to Kinship and Relative Caregiver guide: https://www.fsnh.org/family-support.html
DHHS Family Assistance Handbook (2020)- Child Care, Community Action, Domestic Violence, Housing, Food Pantries, Nutrition, other social services https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dfa/documents/assistance-handbook.pdf
Location Specific Lists:
Upper Valley Mental Health Resource Guide: https://uvmentalhealth.org/index.php?title=Upper_Valley_Mental_Health_Resource_Guide
Resources for Parents and Community Members:
Mental Health.gov https://www.mentalhealth.gov/talk/parents-caregivers
On Our Sleeves- Children’s MH resources, focus on school aged children https://www.onoursleeves.org/
Other Websites We Recommend
NH Children’s Trust https://www.nhchildrenstrust.org/
NH Children’s Trust is the NH Chapter of Prevent Child Abuse America. They support NH Family Resource Centers and have a focus on prevention work in our state.
NH Children’s System of Care https://nhcsoc.org/
The Children’s System of Care website highlights resources, training and events. It has parent facing and provider facing resources.
NH Family Resource Centers https://www.fsnh.org/
Family Resource Centers provide prevention services including home visiting, case management, parenting support and groups. Most FRCs serve families starting in pregnancy, at least through age 5. Many have older youth and teen programming as well.
Casey Family Programs, 2023 Kids Count Data Book https://www.aecf.org/resources/2023-kids-count-data-book
NH data: https://assets.aecf.org/m/databook/2023-KCDB-profile-NH.pdf
The Family Acceptance Project https://lgbtqfamilyacceptance.org/
This website focuses on resources for providers, parents and loved ones to support LGBTQ+ youth. There are tip sheets, posters and trainings available.
The School of Hard Talks online: Provides information and a free training course to help families have successful conversations about hard topics https://handholdma.org/what-can-i-do/the-school-of-hard-talks-online-lessons-from-motivational-interviewing-for-everyday-families