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Mental Illness

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information about Mental Illness. It includes the following topics:

  • What is Mental Illness: Mental Illness Fact Sheet
  • Treatment of Children with Mental Illness
  • Advocating for Your Child
  • Services in School for Children with Special Needs: What Parents Need to Know
  • State and National Resources
  • Library Page

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

MPF Workshop Descriptions

This document provides descriptions of the workshops currently availble as well as information about how to request a workshop, length of workshop and topic area.

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the nonprofit health agency dedicated to curing muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases by funding worldwide research. The Association also provides comprehensive health care and support services, advocacy and education.

National Alliance on Mental Health Rhode Island

The mission of National Alliance on Mental Health Rhode Island is to educate the public about mental illness; to offer resources and support to all whose lives are touched by mental illness; to advocate at every level to ensure the rights and dignity of those with mental illness; and to promote research in the science and treatment of mental illness.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness through its programs of support, education, advocacy and research.

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments

National Association of Parents of Children with Visual Impairments (NAPVI) is a national organization that enables parents to find information and resources for their children who are blind or visually impaired, including those with additional disabilities. NAPVI provides leadership, support, and training to assist parents in helping children reach their potential.

National Center for Bullying Prevention

The National Center for Bullying Prevention site seeks to unite, engage, and educate communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources.

National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning, and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is a National website offering a wealth of information, fact sheets and resources on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, NCLB (as it relates to disability) and research-based information on effective educational practices.

National Down Syndrome Society

The mission of the National Down Syndrome Society is to be the national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) provides information and technical assistance about serving infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities.

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

The mission of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke is to reduce the burden of neurological disease - a burden borne by every age group, by every segment of society, by people all over the world. NIDCD is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

National Institutes for Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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