Children's Mental Health Resources

Crisis or Emergency Services

Training for Parents, Providers, and Partners

MN Support and Education

Minnesota Resources

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Provides information about possible signs, evaluation, treatment, and resources for families of children with autism spectrum disorder
  • Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (CYSHN) Works to improve population health through building the capacity of all systems that serve families of children and youth with special health needs
  • MN DHS Website Link to MN DHS web site with contact, resources and services information
  • Help Me Grow Provides resources for families about the development of young children for parents and professionals which include information on developmental milestones, videos, caregiver strategies to support development, screening and evaluation, and how to talk about developmental concerns.
  • Local Mental Health Advisory Councils Information about county local mental health advisory councils designed to involve consumers, families, providers, and public policy makers in improving local mental health services
  • Mental Health Promotion Information about promoting mental well-being and resilience in families and communities 
  • Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP) Information about resources, training and networking for community-based mental health providers
  • Minnesota Tribal and County Health Care Directory Information for contacting counties or tribes with questions about Minnesota Health Care Programs
  • Office of Ombudsman for Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (OMHDD) Promotes the highest attainable standards of treatment, competence, efficiency, and justice for persons receiving services for mental illness, developmental disabilities, chemical dependency, or emotional disturbance in children by receiving and investigating complaints against government agencies and/or officials
  • Special Education Programs Provides resources to guide parents and educators through specialized instruction process for students with disabilities
  • Subcommittee on Children's Mental Health Provides information to the State Advisory Council on policies, laws, regulations, and services relating to children's mental health
  • Tribal Web Sites Links to web sites with contact, resources and services information for tribal communities

National Support and Education

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committed to the optimal physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults, including a focus on role of primary care clinicians in managing mental health concerns
  • Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law Protects and advances the rights of adults and children with mental disabilities
  • Child Mind Institute Dedicated to finding more effective treatments for childhood psychiatric and learning disorders, building the science of healthy brain development and empowering children and their families
  • NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Dedicated to building better lives for Americans affected by mental illness by advocating for access to services, treatment, supports and research, raising awareness and building a community of hope
  • National Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health (NFFCMH) Provides advocacy at the national level for the rights of children and youth with emotional, behavioral and mental health challenges and their families, provides leadership and technical assistance to nationwide network of family run organizations and collaborates with other organizations to transform mental health care
  • National Technical Assistance Center for Children's Mental Health (TA Center) Dedicated to improving, sustaining and expanding systems of care and the services and supports they provide to improve the lives of children and youth with or at risk for mental health challenges and their families
  • Youth MOVE National Devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices and causes of youth, raising awareness around youth issues and advocating for youth rights and voice in mental health and other systems that serve them

Publications and reports