Resource Links

Website Links to Resources

Municipal Resources

     Westwood Recreation 

     Westwood Library

     Westwood Public Schools   

     Commonwealth of Massachusetts 

 Adolescent Development

      American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Adolescent Development

      Westwood Cares Adolescent Development Article


      American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Anxiety Disorders

     Children's Hospital - Generalized Anxiety Disorder Information

     Massachusetts General Hospital - Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute - Anxiety Disorders

     Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project

     Project Interface - Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology - Anxiety Disorders

Attention Deficit/Hyper-Activity Disorder

     American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - ADHD Resource Center

     Children's Hospital - ADHD Information

     Massachusetts General Hospital - Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute - ADHD

     National Institute of Mental Health - ADHD

     Tutors in Westwood

Bullying Resources

     Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources

     Cartoon Network Stop Byllying: SPEAK UP Website for Kids

     Pacer's National Bullying Prevention Center

     Pacer Center's Kids Against Bullying Website

     Stop Bullying U.S. Government Website

Child Care

     Sitter City

Child Health and Development    

     National Institutes of Health (NIH)  

     American Psychological Association      

     American Academy of Pediatrics

     National Institute on Early Childhood Education and Development

Crime Prevention

     Juvenile Crime Prevention (Special thanks to Mrs. Cashian's 6th grade class in Arlington, TX for providing WYFS with this link!) - End Youth Violence, Promote Safer Communities 


     American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - Depression Resource Center

     Children's Hospital - Major Depression

     Massachusetts General Hospital - Depression

     Massachusetts General Hospital - Depression in Children and Teens 

     Massachusetts General Hospital - Postpartum Depression


     Help Guide - Children and Divorce

     Kids' Health - Helping Your Child Through a Divorce

     Kids' Health - A Kid's Guide To Divorce

     Kids' Health - Dealing With Divorce for Teens

     Mayo Clinic - Children and Divorce

Eating Disorders

     The Harris Center for Education and and Advocacy in Eating Disorders at MGH

     Multi-Service Eating Disorders Association (MEDA)

     National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders

     Walden Behavioral Care - Eating Disorders Services


     Center for Disease Control and Prevention - School Violence

     Massachusetts Department of Education

     U.S. Dept. of Education

Financial Resources - Financial Resources

     Massachusetts Resources - Financial Education

     Westwood Community Chest

For Children and Adolescents

     Girls' Health

     Kids' Health - For Kids

     Kids' Health - For Teens

     Mind over Matter (NIDA) Drug Education for Children

Grief and Loss

     Children's Hospital - Grief and Bereavement

     The Children's Room

     Hello Grief - Resources Throughout Massachusetts

     Project Interface - Grief

Mental Health

     Child & Adolescent Mental Health Issues

     Massachusetts General Hospital - General Psychiatric Conditions and Treatments

     Massachusetts Department of Mental Health

     National Alliance for the Mentally Ill

     Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration  

     The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)  

     Tufts Medical Center - Kids' and Teens' Health

Recreation and Camping

     Westwood Recreation 

     American Camping Association

     YMCA USA National Site

Substance Abuse and Gambling Treatment and Support

     National Institute on Drug Abuse    

     Principles of Drug Abuse Treatment   

     Al-Anon/Alateen Family Group    

     Alcoholics Anonymous

     National Association of Children of Alcoholics    

     Cocaine Anonymous World Services, Inc.

     Gamblers Anonymous