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Clinical Disorders and Other Psychological Issues

General Information

A-Z Disorder Guide (NYU Child Study Center)
This user-friendly guide provides an overview of many clinical disorders that impact children.

School Based Intervention: Symptoms and Strategies (
A very useful website that guides educators on how to select and apply interventions in the classroom that address specific symptoms of mental health disorders.

Treatment Planning in Children and Adolescents (CSMH)
A guide providing a list of suggested long-term and short-term goals for students.  This guide is excellent for clinicians to keep on hand, as each type of disorder is addressed individually.

Attentional and Conduct Disorders
The section on Behavior Management may be helpful for clinicians working with students with ADHD and behavior disorders.

ADHD Basics (LD Online)
Provides an overview of the symptoms, diagnoses, causes, and treatment of ADHD

Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
An organization focused on providing information, resources and support for families, clinicians and educators who are impacted by bipolar and related disorders. The search engine allows visitors to drill down to specific information by subject, audience, category or resource type.

Oppositional and Defiant Children: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

School-Home Daily Report Card Resource Packet (Center for Children and Families)
This ten-page worksheet is designed to help clinicians and educators set up a school-home daily report card for students with ADHD.

Targeting Home-School Collaboration for Students with ADHD (LD Online)
Information on how to successfully collaborate with the school in supporting your child's IEP goals in the classroom and at home

Depression and Suicide

Depression in Children and Adolescents:  Information for School Clinicians (MSHMA)

Self-Injurious Behavior: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Suicidal Crisis (UCLA SMHP)

Suicide in Adolescents and Children: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Youth Suicide Prevention School-Based Guide (CSMH)

Grief and Trauma
For additional resources, see the Trauma section

Grief and Bereavement: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Grief and Loss (UCLA SMHP)

Trauma: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Other Disorders

Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Aspbergers Syndrome: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Information for School Clinicians (MSMHA)

Eating Disorders: Information for School Clinicians (MSHMA)