Child Resources

Online Resources

Child Mind Institute: A wealth of information on children and their development for parents, educators, and professionals who work with children. Go there!

  • Symptom Checker: Worried about your child? Go through Child Mind’s short survey about the concerns you are seeing to bring up helpful articles about what your child may be experiencing and what you can do about it.

NH Next Steps: Resource for children and educators trying to figure out the life after high school. There is useful information on college, other continuing education options, living independently, transition plans, and finding the right direction after graduation. Go there!

Parent Information Center: The Parent Information Center is a resource for parents of children with disabilities to support them in school and in life. Find useful information about special education in NH, IEPs, 504 plans, and other related topics. Go there!

ParentingNH: Useful website with articles about parenting all age groups and a list of local events to do with the family. Many of which are free or low cost! Go there!

Parenting Classes & Support Groups

Families First: Families first has an ever expanding list of parenting classes and support groups on topics ranging from birth to infancy. Classes are held in locations across the seacoast area of New Hampshire. Head to their website for an updated list of classes. Go there!

OCD New Hampshire: OCD New Hampshire provides information on child, adult, and parent support groups throughout the state. They also have helpful information on other resources or seminars for those struggling with the diagnosis. Go there!

Seacoast Youth Services: Seacoast Youth Services in Seabrook, NH offers weekly parenting classes and support groups on a variety of topics. Go there!

LGBTQ+ Resources

The Trevor Project: Here you can reach out to a counselor if you’re struggling, find answers and information, and get the tools you need to help someone else. Go there!

I’m From Driftwood: I’m From Driftwood aims to help LGBTQ people learn more about their community, straight people learn more about their neighbors and everyone learn more about themselves through the power of storytelling and story sharing. Go there!

It Gets Better: The It Gets Better Project is a nonprofit organization with a mission to uplift, empower, and connect lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth around the globe. Go there!

The Family Acceptance Project: The Family Acceptance Project® is a research, intervention, education and policy initiative to prevent health and mental health risks and to promote well-being for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer-identified (LGBTQ) children and youth, including suicide, homelessness, drug use and HIV — in the context of their families, cultures and faith communities. Go there!

PFLAG: For more than 40 years, they have been providing peer-to-peer support, publications, toolkits, and other resources to make sure that the family members of people who are LGBTQ get the support they need in the way that best serves their needs. Go there!

NH Outpatient Substance Abuse Programs

Goodwin Community Health: Goodwin Community Health located in Somersworth, NH offers an intensive outpatient program for all individuals 17 years or older struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Go there!

Live Free Recovery Consultants: Outpatient substance abuse treatment center located in Newton, NH with individual and group counseling to help teens recover from their substance use. Go there!

Seacoast Youth Services: Seacoast Youth Services located in Seabrook, NH offers a substance use program designed to help adolescents learn to confront their substance use. Go there!

Residential Treatment Programs

Mountainside Addiction Treatment Center: Inpatient substance abuse program located in Canaan, CT with centers located across the country designed to provide teens with the counseling and guidance they need in order to stay sober. Go there!

Newport Academy: Inpatient and outpatient programs serving children ages 12-20 struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse, and eating disorders. Go there!

Summit Achievement: Summit Achievement is a licensed residential facility in the White Mountains region of Maine. Summit Achievement students are boys and girls ages 13 to 20 who want to work on changing unproductive patterns and behaviors. Go there!

The Recovery Village: The Recovery Village located in Palmer Lake, CO with centers located throughout the country, works with teens to improve their ability to abstain from substance abuse. Go there!