Children - Facts for Families (English, Espa˝ol, Deutsch and Franšais)
There's some very informative brochures on this website:
FACTS FOR FAMILIES
Not all children grow from infancy through their adolescent years without experiencing some bumps along the way. While every child is unique and special, sometimes they encounter emotions, feelings or behavior that cause problems in their lives and the lives of those around them. Families often worry when their child or teenager has difficulty coping with things, feels sad, can't sleep, gets involved with drug, or can't get along with family or friends.
The AACAP developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. The AACAP provides this important information as a public service and the Facts for Families may be duplicated and distributed free of charge as long as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is properly credited and no profit is gained from their use.
The AACAP has produced the Facts for Families in English and Spanish. Other translations available on the WWW, while perhaps based on the original, were created independently and without benefit of AACAP review.
Some of the FAQS availabile:
Abuse (physical) #5
Advocating for Your Child #74
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity #6
Bipolar Disorder #38
Children of Alcoholics #17
Children with Learning Disabilities #16
Chronic Physical Illness #19
Continuum of Care #42
Know Your Health Insurance Benefits #26
Manic Depression #38
MEDICATION - Psychiatric for children and adolescents/questions to ask
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder #60
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents #60
Oppositional Defiant Disorder #72
Panic Disorder #50
Psychiatric Evaluation #52
Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent #00
Seeking Help #24, #25, #26 (When To Do It)
Who can be contacted to seek Help for Your Child #25
Teen Suicide #10
11 Questions to Ask Before Psychiatric Hospital
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) represents over 6,900 child and adolescent psychiatrists who are physicians with at least five years of additional training beyond medical school in general (adult) and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Facts for Familiesę is developed and distributed by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). Facts sheets may be reproduced for personal or educational use without written permission, but cannot be included in material presented for sale. To order full sets of FFF, contact Public Information, 1-800-333-7636.
Free distribution of individual Facts sheets is a public service of the AACAP Special Friends of Children Fund. Please make a tax deductible contribution to the AACAP Special Friends of Children Fund and support this important public outreach. (AACAP, Special Friends of Children Fund, P.O. Box 96106, Washington, D.C. 20090).