Parents Guide to Getting Good Care
From our good friends at the Child Mind Institute
When a child is struggling, or his behavior worries you, it can be hard to know whether you need to reach out to a professional. And if you do seek help, what kind of professional is right for your child? There are a bewildering number of specialists who diagnose and treat children with psychiatric and learning problems, and a wide range of treatments available, from behavioral to pharmaceutical.
At the Child Mind Institute, we believe that the more parents know about what each kind of mental health specialist has to offer, the better armed you will be for finding appropriate and effective care for your children.
In this guide we take you through the steps to finding the best professional (or team) to treat your child. Along the way, we offer things to look for to ensure that you're getting quality care, and questions to ask to evaluate both the clinicians and treatments they offer.