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COVID-19 Resources:



  • Hold on to Your Kids by Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate.

  • Kids are Worth It by Barbara Coloroso.

  • The Explosive Child by Ross Greene.


  • Helping Your Anxious Child: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents by Ronald M. Rapee and Susan H. Spence.

  • Breaking Free of Child Anxiety and OCD by Eli. R. Lebowitz.

  • The Anti-Anxiety Workbook: Proven Strategies to Overcome Worry, Phobias, Panic, and Obsessions by Martin M. Antony & Peter J. Norton​.

  • What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety by Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews.

  • Dr. Dawn's Mini Books About Mighty Fears series by Dawn Huebner.


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder:

  • Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say "No Way" -- and Parents Say "Way to Go" by John S. March.

  • What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kids Guide to Overcoming OCD by Dawn Huebner.


ADHD / Excecutive Functioning Skills Deficits:

  • Taking Charge of ADHD - Third Edition. The Complete, Authoritative Guide for Parents by Russell A. Barkley.

  • Executive Skills in Children and Adolescents, Second Edition. A Practical Guide to Assessment and Intervention. by Peg Dawson and Richard Guare.


Non-Compliant / Defiant Behaviours:

  • Your Defiant Child - Second Edition. Eight Steps to Better Behaviour by Russell A. Barkley.





Parenting Resources:

Mental Health Websites:


Crisis Lines:

  • Kids Help Phone. A toll-free, 24/7, bilingual phone number for children and youth anywhere in Canada. Professional counsellors support the caller over the phone (or internet) and can help connect the caller to local community resources: 1-800-688-6868

  • Distress Centre: 613-238-3311

  • Child, Youth and Family Crisis Line for Eastern Ontario: 613-260-2360 / 1-877-377-7775

  • Youth Service Bureau Mobile Crisis (up to age 18): 613-260-2360

  • Youth Crisis Beds (ages 12-15 years): 613-260-2360

  • Adult Mobile Crisis (ages 16+ years): 613-722-6914

  • Adult Mobile Crisis beds (ages 16+ years): 613-722-6914


Child and Youth Services:

  • Youth Service Bureau: 613-562-3004

  • Youth Service Bureau Walk-in Clinic: 613-562-3004

  • Children’s Aid Society: 613-647-7800

  • Crossroads: 613-723-1623

  • Youth Net: 613-738-3915

  • The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre (by physician’s referral), 613-737-7600 ext. 2496. For more information on their programs, visit


Counselling (including Family Therapy):


Outside of Ottawa:

  • Renfrew County: Phoenix Centre for Children, Youth and Families, with offices in Renfrew and Pembroke. 613-735-2374 or toll-free 1-800-465-1870,

  • Leeds and Grenville County: Children's Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville. 613-498-4844,

  • Lanark County: Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth, with offices in Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. 1-800-809-2494,

  • Valoris for Children and Adults of Prescott-Russell 1-800-675-6168,

Francophone Services:

  • Centre psychosocial: 613-789-2240

  • Maison des jeunes: 613-748-1799

  • Tel-Aide Outaouais: 613-741-6433

  • Maison Fraternité (adolescents): 613-562-1415


Drug/Alcohol Services:

  • David Smith Centre: 613-594-8333

  • Sandy Hill Addiction Services: 613-789-8941

  • Rideauwood: 613-724-4881

Support and Advocacy Groups:

Learning Disabilities:


ADHD / Executive Functioning Skills Deficits:

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) Resources:

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