Children's Behavioral Health

Web Links of Interest

*The following Internet Web Sites are listed for your convenience. The list is not all-inclusive, nor should it be considered an endorsement of the accuracy of, or support for, the information/views expressed in each site.

Statewide Family Resources

  • 2-1-1 Maine External site disclaimer - is an easy to remember, phone number and website that connects individuals to comprehensive vital health and social service information and resources. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Access Maine
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  • Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine External site disclaimer - Adoptive and Foster Families of Maine, Inc. (AFFM) provides support services for adoptive, foster parents and kinship providers. AFFM provides the training, guidance; knowledge and resources needed to handle complex issues as families open their hearts and homes to children
  • Autism Society of Maine External site disclaimer - The Autism Society of Maine invites you to join families and professionals in the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of autism spectrum disorders, treatments and support of Maine children and adults with autism. The ASM provides information, referral and advocacy services. Other activities sponsored by ASM include presentations and workshops, statewide newsletter, annual meeting, family weekend retreat and summer camp program
  • Maine Autism Alliance - to support, empower and celebrate the uniqueness of individuals on the Autism Spectrum and their families
  • G.E.A.R. (Gaining Empowerment Allows Results) Parent Network External site disclaimer - G.E.A.R. exists to facilitate contact between parents to prevent isolation and share knowledge gained by experiences with our children's disabilities and contact with the system of care
  • Kinship Care/Family Connections External site disclaimer - Family Connections assists grandparents, aunts and uncles who are stepping in to care for relatives' children
  • Maine Alliance of Family Organizations (MAFO) - a statewide alliance that formed to better serve families of children with disabilities and special health care needs, and to strengthen family voice.
  • Maine CITE Coordinator Center External site disclaimer - Maine CITE is a statewide project designed to help make assistive and universally designed technology more available to Maine children and adults who have disabilities.
  • Maine Developmental Disabilities Council External site disclaimer - Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Intellectual Disability, Down's Syndrome, Autism, Cerebral Palsy Learn about the different spectrum disorders, latest in research, autism causes, and search autism books to extent your knowledge
  • Maine Homeless Shelters
  • Maine Parent Federation - is a statewide organization that provides information, advocacy, education, and training to benefit families of children and adults with disabilities and special health care needs.
  • NAMI Maine External site disclaimer - NAMI Maine offers support to families whose children have mental illness or an emotional/ behavioral disorder. These disorders include: Autism, Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Schizophrenia, Tourette's Disorder, and Dual Diagnosis
  • University of Maine Cooperation Extension's Center for Parenting Education External site disclaimer - The Growing Years is an age-paced child development newsletter mailed free of charge to any family in Maine with a child five years old or younger
  • Southern Maine Parent Awareness - Helps families expand opportunities and enhance the quality of life of their children and young adults with disabilities
  • The Maine Children's Alliance - (MCA) is committed to improving the lives of all Maine's children, youth, and families. By collecting and analyzing data on children and their health, economic and demographic status, we seek to link research to practice and public policy
  • THRIVE (System of Care Initiative) - helps providers and community organizations in Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties transform the way services are delivered to children, families of children, and to youth who are affected by serious emotional and behavioral challenges
  • Tri-County Network of Care - a cooperative undertaking with THRIVE System of Care Initiative, families, youth, providers and other members of the Tri-County Community Collaborative engaged in building a network of prevention and intervention services, programs and natural supports for the best possible health and well-being for children, youth and families in the region

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National Family Resources

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