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Resource Category Description
 
Disease/Disability Information Programs that provide information about specific illnesses or diagnoses; and may have information about latest research.
 
Developmental Assessment Programs that provide a comprehensive assessment of a children's (or sometimes an adult's) performance in the areas of intellect, language and communication, living skills, social and emotional development and motor functioning, in order to compare results with typical children of similar age.
 
Developmental Screening Programs designed to detect the possibility of a developmental delay in a child’s performance in any or all of these areas: intellect, language and communication, living skills, social and emotional development, or motor functioning; and to refer child for further assessment if any area of concern arises.
 
Specialized Information and Referral Programs that maintain information and provide referrals about specific community resources (such as youth programs or addiction services).
 
Functional Needs Registries Voluntary programs (used by emergency responders) that maintain information about people having physical, medical, or other needs which may require special assistance in the event of a disaster or crisis.

 

Respite Care

Resource Category Description
 
Children's In Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, grandparents, guardians, family members or others who are regular caregivers for dependent children by offering temporary or intermittent care for the child in their own home.
 
Children's Out of Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for parents, grandparents, guardians, family members who are regular caregivers for dependent children by offering temporary or intermittent care for the child in a community setting/facility.
 
Adult In Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in their own home.
 
Adult Out of Home Respite Care Programs that provide a brief period of rest or relief for family members, guardians or others who are regular caregivers for dependent adults by offering temporary or intermittent care for the adult in a community setting/facility.
 

 

 

Caregiver Support

Resource Category Description
 
Caregiver Training Programs that provide training for informal caregivers (such as family members) which focuses on care-related activities including medication management, personal care, and home safety.
Caregiver Consultation and Support Programs that provide information, guidance and assistance to support family members and other informal caregivers to make decisions and solve problems related to their caregiving role.

 

 

Mental Health/Counseling

Resource Category Description
 
Community Mental Health Agencies Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counseling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those who are indigent, who have acute or chronic psychiatric disorders or who [read more]
 
Mental Health Associations Organizations whose members are mental health service providers, consumers, parents and advocates who have affiliated for the purpose of improving mental health services, preventing mental illness, promoting social conditions which enhance the potential for good [read more]
 
General Mental Health Information/Education Programs that improve the public's understanding of mental health and mental illness and help people make choices which promote personal mental health, take advantage of opportunities for early detection, develop an awareness of available treatment options and support [read more]
 
Mental Health Hotlines Programs that provide immediate assistance for people whose emotional distress may range in severity from difficulty in coping with daily pressures to the crisis of a psychotic episode with the objective of defusing the crisis and helping the person develop a plan for [read more]
 
Parenting Helplines Programs that operate a telephone counseling and information line that parents can call when they have childhood development questions, need advice regarding a specific parenting problem or need a referral for parenting resources.
 
General Counseling Services Programs that provide emotional support, information and guidance to help people resolve whatever personal or interpersonal difficulties they are experiencing. The counselor can address any issue that is troubling the individual, but does not specialize in the treatment [read more]
 
Adolescent/Youth Counseling Programs that specialize in the treatment of adolescents, usually age 12 or 13 through 17, who have adjustment problems, behavior problems, emotional disturbance, a personality disorder or incipient mental illness. The programs may help youth troubled by low self-esteem, [read more]
 
Home Based Mental Health Services Programs that provide clinical therapeutic services, medication, daily living skills assistance and other mental health services for people who are unable to leave their homes [read more]
 
Mental Health Drop In Centers Programs that provide an alternative, nonresidential environment for people who have mental, emotional or social problems and which may offer recreational activities, socialization, individual or group counseling, [read more]
 
Community Mental Health Agencies Community-based outpatient facilities that offer individual, group, conjoint and family counseling, therapy groups, medication and other mental health services for community residents, especially those [read more]

 

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