Central Ohio Resources

Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Services

899 East Broad Street

3rd Floor

Columbus, OH 43205-1156

Phone: 614-221-9922

Intake phone number for all services and locations: 614-222-1999

Mental Health America of Franklin County

538 E. Town St., Ste. D, Columbus, OH 43215-4835


614-242-4357 (Ombudsman phone)


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

OSU Harding Hospital

1670 Upham Drive

Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: 614-293-8283

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI Franklin County

4100 N. High St.

Suite 103

Columbus, OH 43214


Book Recommendations

Best Friends, Worst Enemies, Understanding the Social Lives of Children, Michael Thompson, Ph.D., Catherine O’Neill Grace

The Blessings of a B- by Wendy Mogel

Blessing of a Skinned Knee, Wendi Mogel Ph.D.

Curse of the Good Girl, Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, Rachel Simmons

Enjoy Your Middle Schooler, Wayne Rice

Get Out of My Life, but First Could You Drive Me & Cheryl to the Mall: A Parent's Guide to the New Teenager, Revised and Updated, Anthony Wolf

Good Kids, Tough Choices, How Parents Can Help Their Children Do the Right Thing, Rushworth Kidder

Homework Without Tears, Lee Canter and Lee Hausner, PhD

How Children Succeed, Paul Tough

Middle School and the Age of Adjustment: A Guide for Parents, by Eileen Bernstein

Not Much Just Chillin’, by Linda Perlstein

No: Why Kids--of All Ages--Need to Hear It and Ways Parents Can Say It, by David Walsh

Parenting Preteens with a Purpose: Navigating the Middle Years, by Kate Thomsen, M.S., C.A.S

Price of Privilege: How Parental Pressure and Material Advantage are Creating a Generation of Disconnected and Unhappy Kids, by Madeline Levine

Smart but Scattered, by Peg Dawson, EdD and Richard Guare, PhD

Real Boys, Rescuing our Sons form the Myths of Boyhood, by William Pollack

Taking Charge of ADHD, Third Edition: The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents, by Russell Barkley, PhD

The Explosive Child, by Ross Greene, PhD

The Roller-Coaster Years: Raising Your Child Through the Maddening Yet Magical Middle School Years, by Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese

When Things Get Crazy With Your Teen: The Why, the How, and What To Do About It, By Michael Bradley.

Whose Game Is It, Anyway? A Guide to Helping Your Child Get the Most from Sports, Organized by Age and Stage, by Amy Baltzell, Richard D. Ginsburg, Steven Durant

Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide to the Adolescent Brain for You and Your Teen, by David Walsh and Nat Bennett

Yes Your Teen is Driving You Crazy. Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind, by Michael Bradley

Your Defiant Teen, by Russell Barkley and Arthur Robin

Your Defiant Child: Eight Steps to Better Behavior, by Russell Barkely and Christine Benton


American Psychological Association (

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Ohio Psychological Association (

Child Development Institute ( – Search Institute Research Center for families ( For learning and Attention issues (