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Healthy Families NY Leaving OMH site
The Healthy Families New York Home Visiting Program offers home-based services to expectant families and new parents beginning prenatally or shortly after the birth of the child. Participants are screened to identify risk factors and stressors the family may face. Families who participate are offered long-term in-home services until the child is in school or Head Start.

Common Sense Parenting Leaving OMH site
Explore the Boys Town resource library for parenting information and articles developed by child behavior experts.

Raising Children Network – Parenting with a Mental Illness. Leaving OMH site
This is an Australian parenting website that looks at behavior, development, safety, nutrition and other needs of newborns, babies, toddlers, pre-school, school age, early teens, and special needs children. Includes videos.

Raising Children Network – Parenting with a Mental Illness Leaving OMH site
This is an Australian parenting website that looks at behavior, development, safety, nutrition and other needs of newborns, babies, toddlers, pre-school, school age, early teens, and special needs children. Includes videos.

Resources on Pregnancy and Parenting Issues for Youth Leaving OMH site
This publication provides information and contact information to youth who are pregnant or parenting while in care.

Parenting with a Mental Illness – Programs and Resource Leaving OMH site
Provides information on a number of programs nationally including New York State that provide supportive services for parents with mental illness. Includes resources and tips for parents.

Invisible Children Program in Orange County, New York. Leaving OMH site
Report on this program for parents with psychiatric disabilities in Orange County, New York Leaving OMH site.

Critical Issues for Parents with mental illness and their families. Leaving OMH site
2001 report looking at critical issues confronting parents with mental illness.

Teens and Risk Taking Leaving OMH site
Parents often think of risky behaviors as underage drinking, using drugs, or early sexual involvement. Parents also need to remember that risk-taking can be both negative and positive. Teens can learn and grow from taking risks.

University of Minnesota. Parent Resources Leaving OMH site
Resources to help parents meet the challenge of raising teens.