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Please browse these links for more information related to our affiliates and adolescent mental health care. Please note that the ATSSA is not responsible for the content that may be found on pages outside of this site.

The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders is a clinical and research facility associated with Boston University that has been providing the most up-to-date Cognitive-Behavioral treatments for anxiety and other disorders for over 20 years. They offer treatment in both individual and group formats, and also provide in-depth assessments of psychological functioning.


The mission of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network is to raise the standard of care and improve access to services for traumatized children, their families, and communities throughout the United States.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, a branch of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is dedicated to building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with or at risk for substance abuse and mental illness.


The Child Anxiety Network is designed to provide thorough, user-friendly information about child anxiety. It is also designed to provide direction for those who are not sure where to turn when they think their child or a child they know may need professional help to cope with anxiety.


The National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism provides leadership in the national effort to reduce alcohol-related problems by Conducting and supporting research and collaborate with international, national, state, and local institutions, organizations, agencies and other research institutes and Federal Programs on alcohol-related issues as well as translating and disseminating research findings to health care providers, researchers, policymakers, and the public .


The Society of Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment Effectiveness (SASATE), provided by Chestnut Health Systems under a SAMHSA contract, is a voluntary and informal network of researchers, evaluators, providers, and policymakers interested in pooling their knowledge and resources to improve the field. 


SAMHSA's National Registry of Evidence Based Programs and Practices is a program committed to becoming a leading national resource for contemporary and reliable information on the scientific basis and practicality of interventions to prevent and/or treat mental and addictive disorders.


SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI) is the Nation's one-stop resource for information about substance abuse prevention and addiction treatment.


The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Heath (NIH), created this Web site to educate adolescents ages 11 through 15 (as well as their parents and teachers) on the science behind drug abuse. NIDA for Teens enlisted the help of teens in developing the site to ensure that the content addresses appropriate questions and timely concerns.


Established in 1974, The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is dedicated to leading the Nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.


The Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC) Network is dedicated to identifying and advancing opportunities for improving addiction treatment. Their vision is to unify science, education and services to transform the lives of individuals and families affected by alcohol and other drug addiction.


The Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is charged with leading the national system that delivers mental health services. The goal of this system is to provide the treatment and support services needed by adults with mental disorders and children with serious emotional problems.


The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center aims to offer excellent clinical care, to advance knowledge of the particular mental health needs of children and families who live in urban environments, and to educate a corps of mental health professionals expert in providing this care and advancing this knowledge.




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