Outreach Partnerships


Our partners help us reach a broad range of communities with a shared interest in the health and well-being of our children.

AASA, The School Superintendent’s Association

AASA advocates for the highest quality public education for all students, and develops and supports school system leaders.

Visit aasa.org to learn more.



Active Minds

Active Minds empowers students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and encourage help-seeking. With chapters at more than 400 colleges in the U.S., Active Minds is changing the culture on campuses and in the community by providing information, leadership opportunities and advocacy training to the next generation.

Find, join or start a chapter on campus. Visit activeminds.org to learn more.



American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Representing over 8,800 child and adolescent psychiatrists nationwide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) is the leading authority on children’s mental health.

Visit aacap.org to learn more.



Anxiety and Depression Association of America

ADAA promotes the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, and PTSD and works to improve the lives of those who suffer from them through education, practice, and research.

Visit adaa.org to learn more.



American Psychological Association

The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 122,500 members who are researchers, educators, clinicians, and students. The APA partners with Speak Up for Kids as part of its efforts to educate the public about psychology and how psychological research and application can improve people’s lives.

Visit apa.org to learn more.



American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 182,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology support personnel; and students.

Visit asha.org to learn more.



Autism Science Foundation

The Autism Science Foundation provides funding directly to scientists conducting cutting-edge autism research to discover the causes of autism and develop better treatments. ASF also provides information about autism to the general public and support the needs of individuals with autism and their families.

Visit autismsciencefoundation.org to learn more.


Avielle Foundation

The Avielle Foundation is preventing violence and building compassion through brain science research, community engagement, and education. They are bridging the biochemical and behavioral sciences — making the invisible visible.

Visit aviellefoundation.org to learn more.



Children’s Mental Health Network

The Children’s Mental Health Network brings its readership news and analysis of issues focused on children, youth and families’ mental health and well-being. The Network reaches a diverse audience, including parents, youth, community leaders, policy-makers, state and federal officials, and advocacy groups.

Visit cmhnetwork.org to learn more.


Common Sense Media

Common Sense is the nation’s leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families and educators thrive in a world of media and technology. We rate, educate, and advocate on behalf of kids, families and schools.

Visit commonsense.org to learn more.



Eye To Eye

Eye to Eye works to improve the life of every person with a learning disability. The organization supports a network of youth mentoring programs run by and for those with learning differences, and organizes advocates to support the full inclusion of people with learning disabilities and ADHD in all aspects of society.

Visit eyetoeyenational.org to learn more.


Info About Kids

This web-based resource center is a collaboration of the Consortium for Science-Based Information on Children, Youth and Families. Our goal is to promote healthy child and family development by highlighting science-based information for those who care for, or work with, children. Our site links to other well-established, trustworthy websites for parents, other caregivers, and professionals. Our monthly blogs summarize science-based information on timely topics.

Visit infoaboutkids.org to learn more.



JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

Visit jedfoundation.org to learn more.


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Learning Disabilities Association

Learning Disabilities Association of America is a grassroots, volunteer organization of thousands of members across the country, providing advocacy, information and referral services to individuals with LD and their families.

Visit ldaamerica.org to learn more.


Mental Health America

Mental Health America (MHA) – founded in 1909 – is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of all Americans.

Visit mentalhealthamerica.net/ to learn more.


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The Mighty

The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder and disability.

Visit themighty.com to learn more, and check out our home pages at The Mighty for the Child Mind Institute and Project UROK.


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Mommy Bites

Mommybites is the go-to community for quality parenting resources, support and education. The country’s top parenting experts have helped us create tele-classes, webinars, radio shows, videos, blogs and nationwide support groups to help support, guide and connect moms.

Visit mommybites.com to learn more.


National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI is an association of hundreds of local affiliates, state organizations and community volunteers who work to raise awareness and provide support and education.

Visit nami.org to learn more.



National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists represents 25,000 school psychologists throughout the United States and abroad. NASP’s mission is to empower school psychologists by advancing effective practices to improve students’ learning, behavior, and mental health.

Visit nasponline.org to learn more.



National Association of Social Workers

The National Association of Social Workers is committed to improving the well-being of individuals, families, communities and the nation. More than 640,000 professional social workers in the United States help millions of people across the lifespan enhance their social functioning.

Visit naswdc.org learn more.



National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is the unifying voice of America’s mental health and addictions treatment organizations. Together with 2,200 members, it serves more than eight million adults and children living with mental illnesses and addiction disorders.

Visit thenationalcouncil.org to learn more.



National Center for Learning Disabilities

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life. NCLD connects parents and others with essential resources, provides educators with evidence-based tools, and engages advocates in public policy initiatives.

Visit ncld.org to learn more.



National Eating Disorder Association

The National Eating Disorder Association supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.

Visit nationaleatingdisorders.org to learn more.



National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health

The National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health is a family-run organization that serves to provide advocacy for the rights of youth with mental health challenges and provide leadership to a nation-wide network of family run organizations.

Visit ffcmh.org to learn more.


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Parents Magazine

Parents Magazine, a founding partner of Speak Up for Kids, is published monthly by Meredith Corporation and has been America’s #1 family magazine for more than 80 years.

Visit Parents online at parents.com.



Playworks is the leading national nonprofit leveraging the power of play to transform children’s physical and emotional health. Playworks currently serves more than 900 schools in 23 U.S. cities, and reaches almost half of a million students directly and through professional training services.

Visit playworks.org to learn more.



Ryan Licht Sang

Founded eleven years ago in memory of Ryan Licht Sang who passed away from Bipolar Disorder, the foundation seeks to spread awareness and understanding to reduce the stigma associated with early-onset Bipolar Disorder and fund leading-edge research to help find an empirical biomarker test for early-onset Bipolar Disorder so that early detection and early intervention become a reality.

Visit ryanlichtsangbipolarfoundation.org to learn more.



The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is a branch of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is charged with improving the quality and availability of treatment and rehabilitative services in order to reduce illness, death, disability, and the cost to society resulting from substance abuse and mental illnesses.

Visit samhsa.gov to learn more.



Selective Mutism Group | Children’s Anxiety Network

The Selective Mutism Group is a part of the Childhood Anxiety Network, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information, resources and support to those impacted by a child with the anxiety disorder known as Selective Mutism.

Visit selectivemutism.org and childhoodanxietynetwork.org to learn more.



Smart Girls

Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls is an online network and community movement that helps young women and the young at heart with the process of cultivating their authentic selves. Smart Girls change the world by being themselves, and being ourselves is a life long quest.

Visit amysmartgirls.org to learn more.



The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics

The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) is an international organization dedicated to improving the health of infants, children, and adolescents by promoting research, teaching, and clinical practice in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Visit sdbp.org to learn more.


Tuesday’s Children

Tuesday’s Children was founded to promote long-term healing in all those directly impacted by the events of September 11, 2001. The organization’s mission today is to keep the promise to those children and families while serving and supporting communities affected by acts of terror worldwide..

Visit tuesdayschildren.org to learn more.




Understood.org is an innovative digital resource that aims to help the millions of parents whose children struggle with learning and attention issues. Understood.org provides free information and state-of-the-art tools and personalized resources.

Visit understood.org to learn more.



Yale Child Study Center

The Yale Child Study Center serves as a center for research on the earliest neurodevelopment and behavioral problems troubling children. We are committed to continual improvement in what we do for children, families, and the clinical community at large.

Visit childstudycenter.yale.edu to learn more.