Parent & Family Resources
Nurturing a child's well-being requires the support of an entire community. We understand this collective effort and provide parents with free resources and tools designed to foster the emotional and mental growth of both young minds and their families. Our goal is to empower children to flourish and reach their fullest potential.
Importance Of Good Child Mental Health
Social and emotional development is a primary benefit of good mental health. This affects every part of a child's life. Children who develop good social and emotional skills are able to: make and keep friends, understand and express emotions, achieve success in school, and develop healthy eating and sleeping patterns.
Why is Good Mental Health Important for Your Child?
Good mental health empowers children to live their best lives, positively impacting development, learning, peer interactions, and achieving their full potential.
As a Parent, How Can You Help?
Promoting good mental health involves all of us. Parents and family can play a vital role by recognizing early warning signs in children and adolescents.
How Does Early Identification Help?
It enables parents to find resources, facilitates open dialogue with healthcare providers, and ensures access to needed mental health care for their child.
March 23, 2016 - It was almost a year ago that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists came out unequivocally in favor of universal screening for perinatal depression. In the revised policy statement from ACOG’s Committee on Obstetric […]
March 23, 2017 - The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: March 3, 2017 Over the last decade, appreciation of the prevalence of perinatal depression – depression during pregnancy and/or […]
January 19, 2018 - The following post was first published in OB/GYN News. Please see our OB/GYN News archives here. Publish date: November 22, 2017 Over the last several years, there’s been increasing interest and ultimately a growing number of mandates across […]
A 17-21 item questionnaire to rate the severity of depression in patients. Questionnaire and scoring.
A 3-item item questionnaire to identify probable major depressive disorders. Questionnaire and scoring.
A 10-item questionnaire to screen the severity of depressive episodes in patients with mood disorders. Questionnaire.
A 20-item scale that asks caregivers to rate how often over the past week they experienced symptoms associated with depression. Scale. Click here for scoring.
A New York State Obstetric Hemorrhage Project Interactive Online Webinar presented by Project TEACH Maternal Mental Health Initiative
A 7-item questionnaire to screen for the severity of a patient’s depression. Questionnaire and scoring.
A 21-question psychometric questionnaire to screen for the severity of a patient’s depression. Questionnaire and scoring.
A questionnaire used to determine the probable onset of bipolar disorders (including Bipolar I, Bipolar II and Bipolar NOS). Questionnaire and scoring.
A 7-item questionnaire used to measure the severity of anxiety, and probable occurrence of generalized anxiety disorder. Questionnaire and scoring.
A 9-item questionnaire to inquire about the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks. This can be used following a positive PHQ-2 screening. Questionnaire and scoring.
A 2-item questionnaire used to inquire about the frequency of depressed mood and anhedonia over the past two weeks. Questionnaire and scoring.
A guide on how to find and work with birth and postpartum doulas provided by Postpartum Support International.
Supportive services for new and expecting moms.
Dr. Anna Glezer: A physician’s expert guidance on your mental health & emotional well-being during pregnancy, delivery, & postpartum. Articles, guides, & advice on mood, anxiety, mental illness, hormones, treatments, resources, & many others.
A Black-women led cross-sectoral alliance to advocate, drive research, and shift culture for Black maternal health, rights, and justice.
A Postpartum Support International program to support families and providers of color around perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
A peer online support group to assist in breaking cultural barriers in maternal mental health awareness.
A website to helping fathers and families address postpartum depression, including peer support.