Resources for Parents

Below is a list of reputable websites that offer educational resources to parents. 

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

AACAP's Facts for Families provide concise and up-to-date information on issues that affect children, teenagers, and their families.

NAMI of Iowa

From support groups and education to outreach and advocacy, NAMI IOWA works to provide the tools needed by friends, families and persons with mental illness of all ages.

ASK Resource Center of Iowa

ASK (Access for Special Kids) Resource Center is a parent training, information, and advocacy center for families of children with special needs across the state of Iowa. ASK is a family-driven 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Parent Center Hub

Parent information and resources related to children's mental health.


An extensive amount of mental health resources for parents and caregivers.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the lead federal agency for research on mental disorders.

Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

Resources for parents of adolescents and young adults.

Mental Health America

Parenting information developed by the nation's leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans. 

Association for Children's Mental Health

The Association for Children's Mental Health provides information, support, resources, referral and advocacy for children and youth with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and their families.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders.