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American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
3615 Wisconsin Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016-3007
Phone: 202-966-7300
Fax: 202-966-2891
- promotes mentally healthy children, adolescents, and families through research, training, advocacy, prevention, comprehensive diagnosis and treatment, peer support, and collaboration.
- publishes a monthly magazine "Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry", a bimonthly magazine "AACAP News", and a series of fact sheets called "Facts for Families".

The Bipolar Child
-publishes quarterly online newsletter "The Bipolar Child Newsletter"

Child & Adolescent Bipolar Foundation
1187 Wilmette Ave., PMB #331
Wilmette , IL 60091
Hotline: 847-256-8525
Fax: 847-920-9498
- helps families manage the needs of bipolar children while minimizing the adverse impact on the family
educates families, professionals and the public about early onset bipolar disorders
publishes periodic e-bulletin

The Children's Therapy Center
29-01 Berkshire Road
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(201) 797-7440; Fax: (201) 797-1039
The Children's Therapy Center is a non-profit special education school and clinic dedicated to providing therapeutic and educational programming to children with disabilities.

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health
1101 King St., Ste. 420
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-684-7710
Fax: 703-836-1040
-sponsors state, chapter, and partner organizations
provides leadership for a broad nationwide network or family run organizations
- has list of available publications in English and Spanish
- publishes quarterly newsletter "Claiming Children"

Focus Adolescent Services: An Internet Clearinghouse of Information, Resources and Support
Toll Free: 877-362-8727
- provides information on teen and family issues, including depression
- provides a directory of family help pages for United States and Canada

Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation
550 Ridgewood Road
Maplewood, NJ 07040
- promotes research for the study of early-onset bipolar disorder
- has professional LISTSERV for physicians who treat or supervise treatment of children an adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder

PATH Positive Action For Teen Health
Positive Action for Teen Health (PATH)
c/o Columbia University
1775 Broadway
Suite 715
New York, NY 10019
Phone#: 1-866-833-6727

Project Action Foundation, Inc.

Special Education Alliance
Ellen Smolko, Advocate
10 Crenshaw Drive
Flanders, NJ 07836
(973) 252-4541
Section 504 and IDEA advocacy services and parent training. All disabilities. Our mission: "Changing Special Education, one child at a time!"

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
Phone: (973) 642-8100
Fax: (973)642-8080

Teen Screen Program
Columbia University
Phone: 866-833-6727

If you are in a crisis please call:
1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or
1-800-273-TALK (8255)

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