• Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Resources

The Attention Deficit Disorder Association
The Attention Deficit Disorder Association provides information, resources and networking opportunities to help adults with ADHD lead better lives.

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Through collaborative leadership, advocacy, research and education and support, CHADD provides science- and evidenced-based information about ADHD to parents, educators, professionals, the media, and the general public.

A.D.D. Warehouse
“Since 1990, we’ve built the world’s largest collection of ADHD-related books, videos, training programs, games, professional texts and assessment products. Because of it’s tremendous depth, and the quality of the products we carry, our catalog is a recommended source of help in practically every book written on ADHD… and is provided to patients by hundreds of health professionals across the country.”


• Addiction Resources

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)
Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking.

AThe Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength and hope in order to solve their common problems.

Sexual Compulsives Anonymous (SCA) 
Sexual Compulsives Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other, that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from sexual compulsion. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop having compulsive sex.

Narcotics Anonymous (NA)
Narcotics Anonymous is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide.

Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive overeating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. Worldwide meetings and other tools provide a fellowship of experience, strength and hope where members respect one another’s anonymity.


• Adolescent Resources

TEEN LINE was founded in 1981 to help adolescents address their problems through a confidential peer hotline and community outreach program. TEEN LINE is a sanctuary for the more than 10,000 youth each year that call the hotline. Toll-free in California, it’s a place to talk things out with another teen in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

1-800-TLC-TEEN (1-800-852-8336)
or 310-855-HOPE (310-855-4673)
Nightly 6:00 pm-10:00 pm (PST)
For life threatening emergencies, please call 911.

L.A. Youth
Since 1988 L.A. Youth has been the only independent Los Angeles newspaper written by and about teens. Through its newspaper, web site, and journalism-training program, L.A. Youth fosters job and educational skills, provides a forum for communication and gives young people a voice in civic life.

Teen Screen Program
The Columbia University Teen Screen Program is a national mental health and suicide risk-screening program for youth. The goal of the National Teen Screen Program is to make voluntary mental health check-ups available for all American teens. Teen Screen works by assisting communities throughout the nation with developing locally operated and sustained screening programs for youth. Screening can take place in schools, doctors’ offices, clinics, youth groups, shelters, and other youth-serving organizations and settings.


• Depression Resources

• Healthy Parenting Resources

Family Education.com
FamilyEducation.com provides parents with school solutions, homework help, parenting tips, and expert advice.

Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression.

Parents Anonymous
Parents Anonymous Inc. is the nation’s oldest child abuse prevention organization, dedicated to strengthening families and building caring communities that support safe and nurturing homes for all children.  Parents Anonymous provides training and technical assistance, develops publications and conducts research on meaningful Parent and Shared Leadership, systems reform and effective community-based strategies to strengthen families.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays 
PFLAG promotes the health and well-being of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered persons, their families and friends through: support, to cope with an adverse society; education, to enlighten an ill-informed public; and advocacy, to end discrimination and to secure equal civil rights. It provides opportunity for dialogue about sexual orientation and gender identity, and acts to create a society that is healthy and respectful of human diversity.

SAMHSA Family Guide
SAMHSA.gov is a public education Web site, developed to support the efforts of parents and other caring adults to promote mental health and prevent the use of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs among 7- to 18-year-olds.

The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
The American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry developed Facts for Families to provide concise and up-to-date information on various issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families. The AACAP has produced the Facts for Families in English and Spanish.


• Obsession and Compulsions Resources


• Suicide Prevention Resources


• Special Education Resources

Wrightslaw is the leading website about special education law and advocacy, with thousands of articles, cases, and free resources related to children with special learning needs.  Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate and reliable information.

Protection and Advocacy, Inc.
Protection and Advocacy, Inc. (PAI) is a non-profit disability rights organization that works in partnership with people with disabilities – to protect, advocate for and advance their human, legal and service rights. PAI “strives toward a society that values all people and supports their rights to dignity, freedom, choice and quality of life.”

The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) is an independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents. COPPA’s primary mission is to secure high quality educational services for children with disabilities.  COPAA is premised on the belief that the key to effective educational programs for children with disabilities is collaboration -as equals- by parents and educators.


• Downloadable, PDF-style Form Letters for Parents & Advocates

The following are downloadable, PDF-style form letters for parents and advocates assisting children with special learning needs.