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Parents Guide to Getting Good Care

Parents Guide to Getting Good Care

(Available in English and Spanish) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families who are concerned about their child’s learning or behavior.

When a child is struggling, or his/her behavior is worrisome, it can be hard for parents to know whether they need to reach out to a professional. And if parents do seek help, what kind of professional, and what kind of treatment, are right for their child?

This guide from the Child Mind Institute takes parents through the steps to finding the best professional (or team) for their child, and the most appropriate treatment. Along the way, the guide offers things to look for and questions to ask to ensure that parents are getting quality care their child deserves.

The guide is available online in English and in Spanish. It’s presented in sections by common questions and answers. At  the end of each section, the reader can press “Next” to go to the next section or “Previous” to go backwards in the guide.

Access the guide at:

English guide

Spanish guide:

(Links updated, February 2019)

SOURCE ARTICLE: Center for Parent Information and Resources