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The Survey of Well-being of Young Children

Additional Resources

Below are some online resources* that may be helpful as a “next step” when children or families are experiencing challenges.  This list is not exhaustive, and we would also suggest developing a list resources specific to your local setting. Your state AAP chapter’s website may be helpful in getting you started or pointing you to someone who can - view the AAP directory here >

  • American Academy of Pediatrics parent handouts: patiented.solutions.aap.org/handouts.aspx
    Hundreds of handouts on topics of all kinds, including physical and social-emotional health. Available in English and Spanish. Requires registration to access.

  • American Psychological Association Psychology Help Center: www.apa.org/helpcenter/index.aspx
    APA's Psychology Help Center is an online resource featuring articles and information related to psychological issues. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Child Health and Development Interactive System (CHADIS) Resource Database, created by The Center for Promotion of Child Development through Primary Care: http://resources.childhealthcare.org/index.do
    Large, searchable database of online and printed materials about many subjects. Language availability varies by linked resource.
  • Kids Mental Health Info
    Created by the state of CT, but featuring both CT-specific and national resources. Includes searchable database of articles on many topics, including childhood trauma. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Text 4 Baby:  https://text4baby.org 
    A free service provided in partnership by the nonprofit organization Zero to Three and Voxiva, Inc. Parents can enroll to receive text messages about sleep, milestones, appointment reminders, and more. There is also a free smartphone app. Available in English and Spanish.

  • National Domestic Abuse Hotline: http://www.thehotline.org/
    Confidential, one-on-one support available 24/7, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. The Hotline’s database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and their Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages. Web chat also available.

  • Postpartum Support International: http://www.postpartum.net/
    Provides written resources, ability to search for help in your area, and free, live group phone sessions every week with licensed mental health professionals. Available in English and Spanish.
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) helpline: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available in English and Spanish.

  • Positive Parenting Programs (Triple P) website: www.triplep-parenting.com
    Parenting tips on hot topics like enforcing screen time limits and saying ‘no’ effectively, subscriptions to a free weekly parenting tips email, and search feature to find local parenting classes. Available in English.

  • Smoke-free.gov: https://smokefree.gov/
    Resources for parents trying to quit smoking, including information on creating a quit plan and the ability to sign up for text-message support to help stay on track. Available in English and Spanish. 
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSA) helpline: http://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
    SAMHSA’s National Helpline (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service) is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. Available in English and Spanish.

* These links are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by Tufts Medical Center. Tufts Medical Center bears no responsibility for the accuracy, legality or content of the external site or for that of subsequent links. Contact the external site for answers to questions regarding its content.


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