Department of Student Support Services
Psychological Services - Helpful Resources
- American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – The AACAP provides information for families on disorders that affect children and adolescents and their treatment.
The Autism Society, headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, features information about autism spectrum disorders.
- Information for Parents – Baltimore County Public Schools provides this resource for parents. It includes the Student Handbook, information on parent/teacher conferences, homework guidelines, and tips for parents.
- Maryland School Psychologists’ Association – MSPA sponsors and promotes studies and professional development in the field of school psychology and encourages legislation which enhances the learning and development of all Maryland school children
- Mental Health – The National Mental Health Information Center (NMHIC) connects the general public and behavioral health professionals to the latest information on mental health.
- Mental Health – The Maryland Coalition for Families for Children’s Mental Health offers a variety of mental health resources to Maryland families.
- Mental Health – The National Institute of Mental Health sponsors basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery and cure of mental disorders.
- The National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) – NREPP is a searchable database of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA has developed this resource to help people, agencies, and organizations implement programs and practices in their communities.
- The National Association of School Psychologists provides helpful information for families on a variety of topics, such as anxiety disorders, temper tantrums, homework, divorce, and mental health.
- PBIS and School Wide Behavior Planning - PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing evidence-based, school wide, and classroom discipline systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students.
- School Mental Health – This web site provides resources on various school mental health topics such as bullying, classroom behavior, and transitions to new schools.