Children, Youth, and Young Adult Resource Center

We strive to serve as a source of support and information for youth and young adults with mental health needs and their families. As a result, we have developed a number of fact sheets and webinars that provide information on topics and services that are relevant to parents who have children and youth with mental health needs, as well as youth and young adults with mental health needs. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Fact Sheets for Parents

Fact Sheets for Youth/Young Adults

The following fact sheets were developed by NAMI with input from NAMI’s Young Adult Advisory Board.

Webinars for Everyone

Other Resources for Parents

Family Engagement Policy – use this tool to help build supportive cultures for family engagement among practitioners and service providers.

The links below offer information that may be relevant to youth/young adults. These links are not endorsed by NAMI Virginia but are separate organizations:

State Resources

National Resources

Other Resources for Youth/Young Adults

Youth Engagement Policy – use this tool to help build supportive cultures for youth engagement among practitioners and service providers.

The links below offer information that may be relevant to youth/young adults. These links are not endorsed by NAMI Virginia but are separate organizations:

State Resources

  • Coordinated Specialty Care for Youth Adults A new program specifically designed for young adults with mental health conditions.
  • Side by Side  Provides support, education, and advocacy opportunities for LGBTQ youth.
  • I’m Determined A project funded by the Virginia Department of Education that helps youth with disabilities gain more control in their lives.
  • Project Life A partnership between UMFS and Virginia Department of Social Services that serves youth ages 14 to 21 to prepare for life after foster care.

National Resources

  • OK2TALK   A community for teens and young adults struggling with mental health issues.
  • Youth M.O.V.E. National A youth led organization devoted to improving services and systems that support positive growth and development by uniting the voices of individuals who have lived experience in various systems including mental health, juvenile justice, education, and child welfare.
  • University of Massachusetts Medical School Transitions RTC Promotes the full participation in socially valued roles of transition-age youth and young adults (ages 14-30) with serious mental health conditions by using the tools of research and knowledge translation.
  • The RTC for Pathways to Positive Futures A program of Portland State University that aims to improve the lives of youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions through research, training and dissemination.
  • The Trevor Project provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ young people ages 13-24.
  • A Guide for Youth Understanding Trauma Youth MOVE National
  • Wellness in Eight Dimensions Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey
  • AMAZE A website promoting open and healthy communication for youth ages 10-14 about issues adolescents encounter. Issues include (among many others) puberty, personal safety, healthy relationships, sexual orientation, gender identity, STDs, and reproduction.