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Child Mental Health Resources


The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is a multidisciplinary organization committed to the enhancement of health and well-being by advancing the scientific understanding, assessment, prevention and treatment of human problems through behavioral, cognitive and biological evidence-based principles.

The VCU Center for ADHD Research, Education, and Service strives to improve the lives of families of children with ADHD through our scholarship, the provision of evidence-based clinical services, and community educational activities.    


Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), is a national non-profit, tax-exempt [Section 501(c)(3)] organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

VCU Center for Psychological Services and Development: The Center for Psychological Services and Development (CPSD) assists individuals and families in need of counseling and assessment with affordable services provided by professionals and graduate students in the mental health field. The CPSD is operated through the Department of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University.‌

Many treatments are available for child and adolescent mental health symptoms. Some are backed by science (i.e.,“evidence-based treatments”), and some are not. The Society of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology developed the site to educate the public and professionals about mental health treatments that have the strongest scientific support, and are most likely to work.

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