Parent Resources

Resources for parents coping with loss or concerned their child is either anxious, struggling or showing signs of depression.

Child Mind Institute
Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children struggling with mental health and learning disorders.  This website provides a section for Families which includes a series of parent guides for common concerns and disorders, audio parent workshops, a confidential symptom checker to give your child a "check up from the neck up", an 'Ask An Expert' section for Q&A, and an annual 2017 Child Mental Health Report.  
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Caring Contact
Anonymous Hotline: 908-232-2880

Our listeners are here for you seven daysa week. Call 908.232.2880 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., per volunteer availability, or 800.273.TALK (8255) 24/7.
Text Line: Text 'heart' to 741-741

If you’re more comfortable texting, text “heart” to 741-741. Texters are available 24/7.
Caring Contact
We’re a resource for people going through difficult times and looking for someone to care. Whether our callers are dealing with depression, anxiety, other sources of stress or suicidal thoughts, our volunteers are trained to provide a non-judgmental andsupportive ear. We listen with heart, responding to more than 15,000 calls and texts each year. To meet the needs of our callers and to support the community’s need for mental health support, we provide mental health and suicide education opportunities to first responders, community and youth groups, members of the clergy, businesses, educators, and parents.

Caring Contact is affiliated with the American Association of Suicidology. We partner with Crisis Text Line. We are a member of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

Organization and Institutes - American Psychological Association American Psychiatric Association National Institute of Mental Health - Kids Mental Health American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Imagine provides year-round FREE grief support for children, families and communities.

A Center for Coping with Loss, is a grief support center for children, young adults and families dealing with the death or life-altering illness of a parent, sibling or child. We provide free peer grief support year-round for as long as is needed. We are currently serving over 220 children and families from over 44 New Jersey towns in our center every two weeks. In addition to these services, we provide training through our education and outreach programs across the state to a variety of organizations including schools, houses of worship and corporations. We also provide onsite support after any trauma or loss. Our goal is to create communities where grief and loss are transformed into resilience, empathy and compassion; and create communities where no child grieves alone.
Resiliency Resources
The District has created an entire web page of resources to foster resiliency. Visit here.
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Union County Resource Guide
Family-to-Family Union County Mental Health Classes