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Resources to Help Kids Thrive Newsletter

How to Get Mental Health Care for Your Child

A weekly update of content from childmind.org featuring parenting advice, in-depth articles, and the latest thinking on children’s mental health and learning disorders.

October 12, 2021

Treatment for children’s mental health and learning challenges can be confusing, especially when you’re seeking it for the first time. How do you find the right provider? What does your family’s insurance plan cover? What if your child doesn’t want treatment? And how do you know that they need care in the first place? Questions like these can make getting the support your child needs feel impossible.

That’s why we created a new feature on childmind.org called Connect to Care. The resources there are designed to help you through the process of getting care for your child, from the first phone call to the final treatment session. Connect to Care is part of our newly launched Family Resource Center, which features over 700 evidence-based resources on kids’ mental health, learning disorders and common parenting challenges — all in both English and Spanish. No matter what your child is struggling with, you’ll find expert advice and practical guidance to help them thrive.

Related Resources

Connect to Care

How to find care and navigate common challenges.


Should I Get Care for My Child?

How to know when a child who is struggling needs help.


How to Find a Children’s Mental Health Professional

Tips for getting your child evaluated and diagnosed.


How to Know What Your Family’s Insurance Covers

Ways to get the most out of your plan and avoid unexpected costs.


What if My Child Resists Treatment?

Strategies for helping kids buy into the process.


Getting Support From Your Child’s School

How teachers and school staff can help.