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Mental Health Tool Kit

Important Reference

Madison County Mental Health: 315-366-2327 (Available 24 hours/day)
Crisis Text Line: Text “Got 5” to 741741
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Local Resource Page for Linkage to Services:
Liberty Resources Oneida, NY:  315-366-0048
Mental Health Resources:
The Trevor Project:
The Q Center Syracuse, NY:
General Information
The ABC’s of Children’s Mental Health -
Information site from the National Institute of Mental Health - fact sheets on Anxiety and Depression
Comprehensive Mental Health in Schools Article: Addressing Barriers to Learning
Common Psychosocial Problems of School Aged Youth
This article is a 224 page, research based document.  It is designed as a desk reference providing frameworks and strategies to guide schools as they encounter common psychosocial problems.
Warning Signs
Mental Illness in Kids: The Surprising Warning Signs
Recognizing the signs of student Mental Health problems
Children with Mental Disorders: Making sense of their Needs
Trauma Informed Information
Fact Sheets - A comprehensive overview of mental health conditions, their symptoms and what medications may be prescribed for  the various conditions.
Kevin T. Kalikow, MD
“Are Psychiatric Disorders Over-diagnosed in Children? Are Medicines Over-prescribed?
13 Myths & Facts”
(Originally appeared in Four Winds Hospital Mental Health News-Fall, ‘09)
An overview of commonly asked questions and beliefs about mental illness in children and information on medications in school aged children.
Kevin T. Kalikow, MD
School Services:School Based Mental Health Services
Responding to the Mental Health Needs of Students
ADHD Monitoring System: A monitoring system intended to  help parents, Health Care Providers and school staff monitor the ongoing effectiveness of treatment(s) a child is receiving for ADHD
Educator Resources & Strategies:
Children’s Mental Health: Strategies for Educators
Classroom Strategies for The Child with ADHD
Lesson plans for Mental, Emotional & Social Health - Early Elementary Grades K-2 - from Share My Lessons by teachers for teachers,90022,90206|90757|90758&tab=grade&mode=browse
Lesson plans for Mental, Emotional & Social Health - Late Elementary Grades 3-5,90095,90759|90760|90761&tab=grade&mode=browse
Information on Common Mental Health Conditions
in Children and Youth
Anxiety disorders (including OCD, panic disorders, PTSD):
Separation Anxiety and School Refusal
Sensitive Children who develop Significant Anxiety
Anxiety Attacks and Anxiety Disorders - Symptoms
Mood related disorders (including depression and bipolar):
Depression in Children and Adolescents: A Primer for Parents and educators
About Pediatric Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder in Children and adolescents
Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD):

Helping Children with ADHD Succeed at School-
Strategies for Schools to help their students with ADD/ADHD
An article helping parents to make a decision on whether to medicate their child.
Autism Spectrum disorder:
Margaret Williams Developmental Center
Kelberman Center:
Autism and Mental Health conditions
Strategies for Teaching and Learning with Psychotic Disorders - this site includes links to additional types of childhood psychological and developmental disabilities
Conduct Disorder/ Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Eating Disorders
Get the Facts on Eating Disorders
Sol Stone Center, Syracuse
Substance Abuse
Children of Alcoholics- Important Facts

Mental Health Toolkit
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Chris DiFulvio


31 Emory Ave Cazenovia, NY 13035