Mental Health Education and Support
There are resources available for those caring for, or concerned about, the well being of children and youth with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
- Family Voices of Wisconsin Fact Sheets
These fact sheets help guide families who have a child with mental health challenges as they look for services for their child.
- Regional Centers for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
Wisconsin has five Regional Centers dedicated to supporting families with children and youth with special health care needs and the providers who serve them. The Centers are staffed by specialists who can help get answers, find services and connect families to community resources. Support is offered free of charge.
- Wisconsin Child Psychiatry Consulation Program
The Child Psychiatry Consultation Program is a resource for your child's primary care provider. The program offers psychiatric consultation, education, and resource coordination to primary care providers in the Northern Region of Wisconsin and Milwaukee County who care for children with behavioral health concerns. If you are a parent of a child with behavioral health concerns, you may want to ask if your child’s primary care provider is aware of this resource.
- Wisconsin First Step
Wisconsin First Step provides an online resource directory and a 24-hour information and referral hotline (1-800-642-7837) serving families of children with special needs and professionals. Wisconsin First Step has expanded their statewide behavioral health online resource directory for children and youth, including clinical and community resources. This directory is valuable for families, youth, and professionals and features:
- Six categories of behavioral health resources
- “Snapshots” of mental health resources by county
- A searchable database by category, county or community
- Online Live Chat option
- 24/7 call-in option for free, confidential information and referrals