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Resources for Parents with Children Struggling with Behavior Problems (page 3)

By — National Dissemination Center for Children With Disabilities
Updated on Feb 17, 2011

Professionals Who Can Help

Teachers 

  • American Federation of Teachers
    555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001
    202.879.4400 (phone)
    online@aft.org (e-mail)
    www.aft.org/
    (web)
  • National Education Association
    1201 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
    202.833.4000 (phone)
    202.822.7974 (fax)
    www.nea.org/ (web)

 Psychologists 

  • American Psychological Association
    750 First Street, NE, Suite 700, Washington, D.C. 20002-4241
    202.336.5500 (phone)
    www.apa.org/
    (web)

Medical Doctors, Including Psychiatrists 

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL, 60007
    847.228.5005 (phone)
    www.aap.org/ (web)
  • American Association of Psychiatric Services for Children
    Child Welfare League of America, 440 First Street, NW, 3rd Floor
    Washington, DC 20001-2085
    202.942.0295 (phone)
    www.cwla.org/ (web)
  • American Psychiatric Association
    1400 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
    202.682.6220 (phone)
    www.psych.org (web)
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    Child, Adolescent and Family Branch Center for Mental Health Services
    5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18-49, Bethesda, Md. 20857
    301.443.1333 (phone)
    800.789.2647 (toll-free phone)
    www.mentalhealth.org/child (web)
    www.aacap.org/ (web)
  • Center for the Advancement of Children's Mental Health
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Columbia University
    212.543.6066 (phone)
    212.543.5260 (fax)
    www.kidsmentalhealth.org/ (web)

Counselors 

  • School Social Worker Association of America
    PO Box 2072, Northlake IL 60164
    847.289.4527; 847.289.4642 (phone)
    sswaa@aol.com (e-mail)
    www.sswaa.org/
    (web)
  • American Counseling Association
    5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304
    703.823.0252 (phone)
    800.347.6647 (toll-free phone)
    703.823.6862 (tty)
    800.473.2329 (toll-free fax)
    www.counseling.org/ (web)

Need help understanding all of those jargony terms you're encountering as you delve more deeply into behavior concerns? With these glossaries, dictionaries, and cheat sheets, you can sound like an expert yourself.

What Do They Mean By...? 

  • Behavior intervention terms.
    www.usu.edu/teachall/text/behavior/BEHAVglos.htm
    This glossary, from Utah Students at Risk, covers behavioral intervention terms. At the bottom of each defined term is a PDF link to more information regarding that behavioral intervention.
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