Mental Health Resources For Children & Families

The American Academy of Pediatrics, Healthy Foster Care American Initiative, identifies mental and behavioral health as the “greatest unmet heath need for children and teens in foster care.” Children and youth in and from foster care can receive services from multiple agencies, including County Behavioral Health (each county has a 24/7 behavioral health access line), their school or school district, their Medi-Cal provider, and the Adoption Assistance Program (if applicable). Depending on your child’s needs, one or all agencies can provide the services. We encourage parents to pursue services through all agencies and continue advocating for the right services until the needs of their child are met.

Calm Kits – Mental Health Toolkits for Children & Families

Child Mind Institute – Video Resources for Families

Mental Health Issues Facing the Black Community

Parents & Caregivers for Wellness Training Presentations

NAMI Resources