Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

Mental Health

Service and Programs

Local Services

  • Hillside Children’s Center
    Hillside Children’s Center is a provider of care for youth and families with a wide range of emotional, behavioral, or life-circumstance challenges. HCC offers mental health, child welfare, juvenile justice, special education, safety net, and developmental disabilities services to children and families throughout Central and Western New York. Comprehensive pediatric, psychiatric, and medical consultation and coordination services are also provided.
  • Crestwood Children’s Center
    Crestwood Children’s Center supports children ages birth to 21 and their families with an array of child welfare, mental health, behavioral, and family-development services. It has a special focus on serving younger children

General Information

  • National Center for Learning Disabilities
    Executive Functioning 101 e-book, a resource to help families, students, and professionals understand Executive Functioning disorders and how to help those who struggle with these skills.
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry- Between 7 and 12 Million American youth suffer from mental, behavioral, or developmental disorders at any given time. The AACAP is dedicated to treating and improving the quality of life for children, adolescents, and families affected by these disorders
  • National Institutes of Mental Health
    National Institutes of Mental Health: Factual information on ADHD, Bipolar, Autism, anxiety disorders, and other diagnoses. The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure 
  • The Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University
    Emotional, Behavioral, and Mental Health Challenges in Children and Adolescents Knowledge Path
    An organized, comprehensive database of resources and information for families and professionals on specific disorders and general mental health issues. 
  • Massachusetts General School Psychiatry Program and MADI Resource Center
    Massachusetts General School Psychiatry Program and MADI Resources for families, educators, and clinicians on working effectively with children with behavioral and emotional challenges.  Provides high quality recommendations of educational accommodations for youth affected by a variety of mental health challenges
  • Swedo, S.A. & Leonard, H.L. (1998). Is it just a Phase? How to tell childhood phases from more serious problems. Broadway Books.

General Challenging Behavior

Autism Speaks

Disruptive Behavior

  • Lives in Balance
    Lives In Balance is the non-profit organization founded by Dr. Ross Greene.  Their mission is to advocate on behalf of behaviorally challenging kids and thir care-givers, and use of the Collaborative Problem Proactive Solutions model of treatment.
  • Greene, Ross W. (2010).  The Explosive Child: A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.   HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. Ny, NY.
  • Bernstein, Jeffrey (2006),  10 Days to a Less Defiant Child: The Breakthrough Program for Overcoming Your Child’s Difficult Behavior.  Da Capro Press, Cambridge, MA.


  • Anxiety Disorders Association of America
    The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to informing the public, health care professionals, and media that anxiety disorders are real, serious, and treatable.
  • Child Anxiety Network
    The Child Anxiety Network provides thorough, user-friendly information for families and professionals about child anxiety. They have links go many resources.

  • Worry Wise Kids
    Worry Wise provides families and professionals with information and resources on the treatment of childhood anxiety.

  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is a national organization of Child Psychiatrists and other Mental Health Professionals.  Their Anxiety Disorder Resources Center provides information on the different types of anxiety disorders and what child and families can do to help.

  • Wagner, A.P. (2005). Worried no more: Help and hope for anxious children. Lighthouse Press Inc.
  • Last, C.G. (2005). Help for worried kids: How your child can conquer anxiety and fear. Guilford Publications, Inc.
  • Heubner, D (2006). What to do when you worry too much: A kid's guide to overcoming anxiety American Psychological Association.

Pica (eating non-foods)

  • Autism Speaks
    The Autism Speaks website provides agencies and organizations that provide Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), a training used to help with the prevention of pica behaviors in children with ASD. Simply Click your state and then enter your zip code. There is also a blog regarding commonly asked questions.

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Golisano Children’s Hospital
Box 671
601 Elmwood Avenue
Rochester, NY 14642

Phone: (585) 275-2986
Fax: (585) 275-3366

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