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Additional Support for Parents

Parenting a child who is experiencing behavioral health challenges can be stressful. It’s important to know that there is help out there for parents. The resources on this page are free and readily available. We encourage you to take some time to review them; they may help you consider a new way of seeing the situation or provide ideas for new things to try.

If you have questions specific to your child’s symptoms, diagnosis or treatment, contact your child’s primary care provider or pediatric psychologist. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency and are concerned that your child is a danger to themselves or others, dial 911 or call a mental health crisis hotline.


  • California Health and Human Services: Mental Health Resources for Youth
    • Provides a variety of free resources available to kids, teens and families in California
  • CDC Positive Parenting Tips
    • Provides information on creating structure and rules, using consequences, communicating with your child, and ways to manage behavior
  • Zero to Three
    • Provides education and resources for caregivers of children ages 0 to 3 to support health and development
  • Sleep Foundation
    • Provides information on sleep needs throughout different developmental stages and tips for parents
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Created a parenting website with information about health, developmental stages, emotional wellness, and sleep
  • Coping Club
    • Resource for children with medical conditions that contains information and videos for kids by kids to help them better understand their medical condition and learn strategies to cope with the stress their illness may cause

Printable Resources from Valley Children's Pediatric Psychologists