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Letter from the Chair of the Invisible Children's Project

About the Invisible Children's Project

Taking Care of Your Mental Health

About Families with a Parental Mental Health Diagnosis

Turning the Corner Toward Balance and Reform
_ in Mental Health Services - Summary

Community Feedback

INFORMATION FOR PARENTS

o Taking Good Care of Yourself

o Strengthening Families Fact Sheets, www.nmha.org/children/invisible.cfm

Recognizing Postpartum Depression

Positive Parenting

Effective Discipline Techniques for Parents: Alternative to Spanking

Issues and Challenges

Child Custody Issues

From Risk to Resilience: Protective Factors for Children

Serious Mental Illness and Parenting

Interventions and Services for Families

The Invisible Children's Project: An Example of a
_ Promising Program

Steps Towards Evidenced-Based Practices for Parents with
_
Mental Illness and their Families


The Invisible Children's Project: A Family Centered
_ Intervention for Parents with Mental Illness

Critical Issues for Parents with Mental Illness and their Families

o How Can I Be a Responsible Parent

*More information on Responsible Parenting

o How Do I Know If My Children are Behaving Normally?

Early Childhood

The Magic of Everyday Moments
http://www.zerotothree.org/magic/

Brain Wonders - Helping Babies & Toddlers Grow and Develop
http://www.zerotothree.org/brainwonders/

Any Baby Can - Child and Family Resource Center
http://www.abcaus.org/Programs.asp

Talaris Research Institute - Five Ways a Child Grows
http://www.talaris.org/timeline.htm#

40 Developmental Assets for Infants
http://www.search-institute.org/assets/infants.html

40 Developmental Assets for Toddlers
http://www.search-institute.org/assets/toddlers.html

School-Age Children

Parenting of K-12 Children - Child Development
http://childparenting.about.com/od/childdevelopment/

40 Developmental Assets for Elementary-Age Children
http://www.search-institute.org/assets/elementary.html

Adolescent Children

Adolescent Stages of Development
http://childparenting.about.com/od/childdevelopment/

Normal Adolescent Development - Middle and Early High School
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/develop.htm

Normal Adolescent Development - Late High School and Beyond
http://www.aacap.org/publications/factsfam/develop2.htm

40 Developmental Assets for Adolescents
http://www.search-institute.org/assets/forty.html


o Planning Ahead

Sample Emergency Plan for Caregivers
_(form designating care for your children - not a legal form)

Power of Attorney
_(legal form designating care for your children)

How to Make an Advance Directive,
_ (legal form about your health care wishes)

____* Print a Sample Advance Directive Form
___
_www.advocacyinc.org/CS2_print.htm_

o A Personal Experience from Bob: Living with a Parent with Schizophrenia

o Brochure: Talking to My Kids About My Mental Health Concerns

INFORMATION FOR CHILDREN

o Understanding Mental Health Problems

o Understanding Mental Health Problems - Finding Help

mpower: Musicians for Mental Health
www.mpoweryouth.org

National Mental Health Awareness Campaign
www.nostigma.org/mhlinks.html

National Mental Health Association
www.nmha.org/children/index.cfm

National Institute of Mental Health (Información en Español)
www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/spanishpubs.cfm

o Real Stories

Up One Day, Down the Next (A Bipolar Disorder Story
_ for Younger Children)

Up One Day, Down the Next (A Bipolar Disorder Story
_ for Teens)

Bobby's Story: Why Does My Dad Act Strange? (A
_
Schizophrenia Story for Children)

My Dad Used to Scare Me (A PTSD Story for Children)

o Games & Activities

What Do You Know About Mental Health? - Fill in the Blanks

Check Your Mental Health Vocabulary

People Who Can Help - Word Scramble

Share Your Feelings: A Coloring and Activity Book for
_ School-Age Kids

INFORMATION FOR PROFESSIONALS

o Invisible Children's Project PowerPoint Presentation
___*PC Users: If you do not have PowerPoint, Download PowerPoint Viewer
___
*MAC Users: If you do not have PowerPoint, Download PowerPoint Viewer

o Template/Sample: Letter to a State Legislator from Professional

o Posters

You Can Help a Teenager Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Life.

You Can Help a Child Enjoy a Healthier, Happier Life.

This Is Your Child's Brain. This is Your Child's Brain on Hugs!

MEDIA & OUTREACH

o Survey for Parents Struggling with a Mental Health Diagnosis

o Media Release: Invisible Children's Project

o Template/Sample: Letter to the Editor

o Template/Sample: Letter to a State Legislator from Community Advocate

o Who Represents Me? Find Your Representative and Senator

*Find your Legislator Online: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/fyi/fyi.htm


RESOURCES

o Resources / Web Links

2-1-1 Texas
A free 24-hour service of the United Way that provides telephone-based,
Multilingual information and referrals to health and human services
Dial 211 (like dialing 911)
www.211centraltexas.org

Mental Health Association in Texas (MHAT)
1210 San Antonio Street, Suite 200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 454-3706
www.mhatexas.org
www.ParentingInformation.org
www.InformacionParaPadres.org

Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 West 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756-3199
888-963-7111 • TTY 800-735-2989
Consumer Rights for Mental Health Services
Texas (800) 252-8154 • Outside Texas (512) 206-5760
www.dshs.state.tx.us

National Mental Health Association (NMHA)
2001 N. Beauregard Street, 12th Floor
Alexandria, VA 22311
(800) 969-NMHA (6642) • TTY (800) 433-5959
www.nmha.org

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Public Information and Communications Branch
6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663
Bethesda, MD 20892-9663
(866) 615-6464 • TTY (866) 415-8051
www.nimh.nih.gov

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016-3007
(202) 966-7300
www.aacap.org

o Resources List: Funding the Invisible Children's Project

o Brochures About Children's Mental Health and Mental Disorders:

101 Ways to Praise a Child / 101 Maneras de Alabar a Un Niño

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) / Desorden de
_
Deficiencia de Atención Debido a la Hiperactividad

Adolescent Mental Health / Salud Mental del Adolescente

Is a Young Person Trying to Tell You Something? / ¿Acaso Un
_
Joven esta Tratando de Decirle Algo?

Mind…Your Business / Tu Mente…Tu Control

Suicide Prevention / Prevención de Suicidio Juvenil

Talking to My Kids About My Mental Health Concerns /
_
Hablando Con Mis Hijos Sobre Mis Problemas de Salud Mental

The Angry Child / El Niño Furioso

The Anxious Child / El Niño Ansioso

When Your Infant or Toddler Is Sad / Cuando su Bebé o Puqeño
_está Triste

Your Child's Mental Health / La Salud Mental de su Niño

 

©2005 Invisible Children's Project, Mental Health Association in Texas. Website designed by Traci Patterson