Children, Families and Parenting


How Early Recognition Screening Prevents the Progression of Children's Social and Emotional Issues
According to the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, if untreated, childhood disorders can lead to a downward spiral. Since children develop rapidly, delivering mental health services and supports early and swiftly is necessary to avoid permanent consequences and to ensure that children are ready for school.

What to Expect & When to Seek Help
A Bright Futures Developmental Tool for Families and Providers discussing social & emotional development in early childhood (ages 1-4 years) and providing an easy reference checklist of what parents should expect and when to seek help.


Social and Emotional Development
Important social and emotional milestones and examples of health behavior for children from birth through 5 years.


Child Development
Facts, tips, and tools from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) on childhood development, screenings, parenting, and issues that affect children.


Child and Adolescent Mental Health: News & Research
The latest news, fact sheets, research, and publications on child and adolescent mental health from the National Institute of Mental Health.


Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
Tools, videos, and resources to help families and professionals promote healthy social emotional development in young children (birth to age 5)

Our Online Handbook for Special Need
A guide to understanding special needs children and the resources available for parents as they navigate through the challenges of raising them


Autism Speaks
Comprehensive information, tools, and resources for families from the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization.


Children's Mental Health
Information from the American Psychiatric Association about common issues seen in childhood, including Depression, ADHD, and Conduct Disorder.

Mental Health for Youth and Families
A wide variety of fact sheets and resources for Mental Health America, with topics from positive parenting, to recognizing and addressing mental health issues in children and adolescents.


Teen Mental and Physical Health

The Teen years are challenging on many fronts. This website provides information and indicators across all aspects of a teen’s developmental spectrum: body, mind, sexual health, drugs & alcohol, and much more.


Sesame Street….for Parents!

Topics and tips from the pros at Sesame Street, from understanding the world from your 2 year olds’ perspective to establishing bedtime routines to building social/emotional skills.


Transition Age Youth

A website that provides a guide to resources specifically addressing young people who are in transition to adulthood.


Tips, advice, resources and guidance on how to successfully raise, praise, discipline, teach and love your child.


Zero to Three
Information, training and support regarding healthy development in a child's first three years.


Get the KnowBullying App!
Research shows that parents and caregivers who spend at least 15 minutes a day talking with their child can build the foundation for a strong relationship and help prevent bullying. Get KnowBullying free app from SAMHSA that can prevent bullying.


Bullying and Cyberbullying Strategies
A list of strategies to help children prevent and deal with bullying and cyber bullying as both a target and a bystander along with additional information.


For more information:

  • Call PFCS at 845-225-2700



Good Day Hudson Valley: Early Childhood Recognition Screening