• National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) 

    4340 East West Highway
    Suite 402
    Bethesda, MD, 20814
    (301) 657 0270

    NASP/National Mental Health and Education Center for Children and Families Website
    www.nasponline.org

     The National Mental Health and Education Center for Children and Families, a public service of the National Association of School Psychologists, is an information and action network that fosters best practices in education and mental health for children and families — building upon strengths, understanding diversity, and supporting families.

    About Our Kids 

    New York University-Child Study Center
    577 First Ave.
    New York, NY, 10016
    (212) 263-6622
    www.aboutourkids.org

    New York University’s Child Study Center is a multidisciplinary team of professionals dedicated to advancing the field of mental health for kids and their families through evidence-based practice, science and education.  Translates scientific development and innovative procedures into everyday techniques for parents. 

    National Parent Information Network (NPIN) 

    The mission of NPIN is to provide access to research-based information about the process of parenting, and about family involvement in education. Offers information provided through a virtual library, a question-answering service and an electronic discussion list.
    www.npin.org

     

    Other Useful Organizations by Category

    Health and Mental Health Organizations:

    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    www.aacap.org

    American Academy of Pediatrics                                                  
    www.aap.org

    American Psychological Association                                                         
    www.apa.org 

    National Mental Health Association                                                           
    www.nmha.org

    NJ Mental Health Cares                                                                 
    njmentalhealthcares@mhanj.org
    866-202-HELP

    Education Associations and Organizations:

    Council of Exceptional Children                                             
    www.cec.cped.org 

    National Parent Teacher Associations                                       
    www.pta.org

    Advocacy, Research and Collaborative Organizations:

    National Association for the Education of Young Children          
    www.naeyc.org 

    National Association of Gifted Children                                      
    www.nagc.org

    New Jersey Department of Education                                        
    www.state.nj.us/education 

    Tolerance.Org                                                                          
    www.teachingtolerance.org 

    Special Needs:
    CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) is the nation's leading non-profit organization serving individuals with AD/HD and their families. CHADD has over 16,000 members in 200 local chapters throughout the U.S. Chapters offer support for individuals, parents, teachers, professionals, and others.

    CHADD is a membership organization, produces the bi-monthly Attention! magazine (for members), and sponsors an annual conference. The National Resource Center on AD/HD (NRC) is the CDC-funded national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about AD/HD. 

    Contact information for all local chapters is available online through the CHADD Chapter Locator.

    LD (Learning Disabilities) Online                                                             
    www.LDonline.org
    A web site on learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and other professionals~ 

    National Information Center for Children and Youth With Disabilities                          
    www.nichcy.org
    Offers information on infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities, IDEA which is the law authorizing special education, No Child Left Behind ( as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices. 

    American Speech-Language-Hearing-Association (ASHA)
    10801 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
    301-897-5700
    800-498-2071 

    Association for Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD)
    University of Massachusetts
    100 Morrissey Boulevard
    Boston, MA 02125-3393
    617-287-3880 

    Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD)
    P.O. Box 40303
    Overland Park, KS 66204
    913-492-8775 

    Division for Communicative Disabilities and Deafness (DCDD)
    Council for Exceptional Children
    1920 Association Drive
    Reston, VA 22091
    770-540-1158 

    Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD)
    Council for Exceptional Children
    1770 Scottsdale Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43235-2538 

    The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
    Chester Building, #382
    8600 LaSalle Road
    Baltimore, MD 21286-2044
    410-296-0232
    800-ABCD123

    Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
    4165 Library Road
    Pittsburgh, PA 15234
    412-341-1515 

    National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)
    381 Park Avenue South, #1401
    New York, NY 10016
    212-545-9665 

    Safety/Crisis Prevention and Intervention

    Addictions Hotline of NJ (AHNJ)                                             
    www.njdrughotline.org 

    American Society for Suicide Prevention                                    
    www.afsp.org

    Child Abuse and Neglect Clearinghouse                                      
    www.calib.com/nccanch

    Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS)                               
    877-NJ Abuse

    Drug and Alcohol Services Information System (DASIS):           
    www.oas.samhsa.gov/dasis.htm

    National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI)/RADAR Network: 

    www.health.org

    National Institute on Drug Abuse:                                               
    www.nida.nih.gov 

     National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism:                   
    www.niaaa.nih.gov  

    National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD):
    www.ncaddnj.org 

     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration:
    www.samhsa.gov 

     Treatment Facility Locator:                                                        
    www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

    National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center              
    www.safeyouth.org

    County and State Agencies Providing a Broad Range of Services: 

    Bergen County Department of Human Services                         
    Assists familites, children, troubled adolescents, victims of domestic violence and persons with disabilities:
    www.co.bergen.nj.us/bcdhs 

     New Jersey Department of Human Services                          
    www.state.nj.us/humanservices