Links to Information

Child & Adolescent Well-Being

American Academy of Child & Adolescent PsychiatryInformation on child and adolescent psychiatry, fact sheets for parents and caregivers, current research, practice guidelines, managed care information, awards and fellowship descriptions, meeting information, and more.

Child Welfare League of America
CWLA is an association of more than 900 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist more than 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a range of services.

Children’s Trust Fund
Information on the Connecticut state agency focused on preventing child abuse and neglect and establishing resources in communities statewide that support and strengthen families.

Connecticut Kidslink
Current and useful information about matters that impact on children and their families.

Connecticut PTA
Assists parents in developing the skills they need to raise and protect their children; and encourages parent and public involvement in the public schools of the nation.

Department of Children and Families
The mission of the Department of Children and Families is to protect children, improve child and family well-being and support and preserve families. These efforts are accomplished by respecting and working within individual cultures and communities in Connecticut, and in partnership with others.

Family.com
Online parenting service that offers comprehensive, high-quality information and a supportive community for raising children.

Stop Bullying Now
Provides education for parents and children on recognizing and preventing bullying behavior.


Mental Health Information

Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut
The Agency on Aging serves New Haven and surrounding towns, as far north as Meriden, and as far south as Milford.

Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging
Provides leadership and resources to meet the rapidly growing elderly population of Connecticut.

Connecticut Clearinghouse
Connecticut Clearinghouse is a statewide resource that provides information about mental health, substance use disorders, health promotion, recovery and wellness. Materials from our specialized library and resource center are available to Connecticut families, teachers, students, professionals, communities and children.

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
Information on the state agency responsible for ensuring comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services throughout Connecticut.

Help For Depression
Help for Depression provides a comprehensive explanation of the various approaches and treatments for depression as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Mental Help Net
Information on mental health, wellness, and family and relationship issues and concerns.

NAMI of Connecticut
NAMI-CT provides support, education and advocacy to people living with psychiatric conditions, family members, friends, professionals and the public at large.

NARSAD – The Mental Health Research Association
Comprehensive information on brain and behavior disorders.

Natchaug Hospital
Natchaug Hospital's comprehensive approach to behavioral health health in Eastern Connecticut provides assessment services, 23-hour observation and inpatient, sub-acute, partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs for children, adolescents and adults. Natchaug Hospital is a member of Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.

Network of Care
Network of Care is a highly interactive, single information place where consumers, community-based organizations and municipal government workers all can go to easily access a wide variety of important information. The resources in this "virtual community" include a fast, comprehensive Service Directory; links to pertinent Web sites from across the nation; a comprehensive, easy-to-use Library; a political advocacy tool; community message boards; and many others.

Senior Resources - Agency on Aging
Information and services to the aging population, their families and care providers living in eastern Connecticut.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
SAMHSA's mission is to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.

Suicidal Awareness Voices for Education
Information on depression and suicide, including warning signs and symptoms.

The Institute of Living
One of America's leading not-for-profit centers for comprehensive patient care, research and education in the fields of behavioral, psychiatric, and addiction disorders. The Institute is a member of Hartford HealthCare Behavioral Health Network.


Substance Abuse Information

Al-Anon/Alateen
Hope and help for families and friends of alcoholics, including information on local chapter meetings.

SOBERINFO
SOBERINFO is an informational news portal for the sobriety community to empower, share, educate and learn from others within the industry. It is a collaborative platform for industry professionals and participants, alike, to submit their own original content as well as recommend useful resources, news articles and blog posts that may be of value to the sobriety community. SOBERINFO was designed as a resource for the most useful and relevant information the internet has to offer.

Alcoholics Anonymous
Information on Alcoholics Anonymous, a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism.

Cocaine Anonymous
Cocaine Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other so that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from their addiction.

Drug Enforcement Administration
The DEA is the lead government agency responsible for the development of overall Federal drug enforcement strategy, programs, planning, and evaluation.

Healthy Minds
Mental health information and resources for the general public provided by the American Psychiatric Association.

Meriden & Wallingford Substance Abuse Council
MAWSAC belongs to a statewide system of public/private partnerships known as Regional Action Councils. MAWSAC's mission is to join with communities and support them in their efforts to develop a climate where healthy life choices are fostered and realized.

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Rushford is proud to be part of the Mesothelioma Community Resource Network, as part of the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance, a coalition of addiction and pain resources, mesothelioma treatment providers and caregiver resources.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA)
SAMHSA's mission is to assure that quality substance abuse and mental health services are available to the people who need them and to ensure that prevention and treatment knowledge is used more effectively in the general health care system.

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America is a nonprofit coalition of communication, health, medical and educational professionals working to reduce illicit drug use and help people live healthy, drug-free lives. The Partnership’s research-based, educational campaigns are disseminated through all forms of media, including TV, radio and print advertisements and over the Internet. In its 18-year history, the coalition has utilized the pro-bono work of the country’s best advertising, PR and interactive agencies, and the donated time and space of major media, to create the largest public service campaign in the nation’s history.