Sunday, August 19, 2018

PARENT RESOURCES

This section provides alternative views of how children in distress and difficulty and children whose behaviors are deemed unacceptable may be helped. It takes an essentially skeptical view of the current system of “diagnosing and treating mental disorders” and points parents in the direction of a variety of resources that may serve them. Nothing presented should be construed as medical advice. If you would like to point us in the direction of a resource that you think might be of value to parents (e.g. a blog post, an article, a service, an organization, etc.) please email us at [email protected].

Mad in America provides many other resources of interest to parents, educators, practitioners, legislators, change agents and anyone interested in children’s mental health and in mental health reform. These resources include information on psychiatric drug side effects and withdrawal, the risks of taking psychiatric medication during pregnancy, and other valuable information. Please explore this page to access these resources.

Eric Maisel is the curator of Mad in America’s Parent Resources Section. He is a retired family therapist and active coach, the author of 50+ books, and leads workshops nationally and internationally. His books include The Future of Mental Health, Rethinking Depression, The Van Gogh Blues, Mastering Creative Anxiety, Life Purpose Boot Camp and his latest, Overcoming Your Difficult Family.

The Concerned Parents' Project

The Concerned Parents’ Project: 31 Questions

The Concerned Parents’ Project grew out of the idea that there may be parents out there who are confused and bewildered by the mixed messages on what it is to have normal and healthy childhood experiences. We posted a new question and answer for parents each day in March — a summary of all thirty-one questions can be found here.

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Children spend a lot of time in school. As a rule, however, schools do not see themselves as equipped to provide help with the sorts of problems that your child or other children may be experiencing.

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