At Parenting Now!, we come across many online resources for parents. Here are a few of the ones we find most useful:
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Free directory of Lane County resources and ways for you to help others. This is a United Way of Lane County program.
English-Spanish Resource Directory for Lane County
Find Lane County, Oregon agencies and resources that can help your family! Thanks, Active 20-30 Club, for underwriting the cost of this community project!
Looking for something to do with your child? Check out the calendar provided by LaneKids.
A Child's Brain Development
Check out this video from the University of Oregon Brain Development Laboratory. A child's brain is affected by experience, and this video explains it well for us non-scientists.
American Academy of Pediatrics
Lots of child health info here!
ASQ: Ages & Stages Questionnaires
Use these free questionnaires to check the development of your newborn to 5-year-old child.
Just in Time Parenting
Oregon State University Extension Service has a series of free, month-by-month developmental information about babies on through the years.
Family Info Line
Provides free information, referrals and support from parent educators. Available in many
languages. Calls are confidential. Dial 211, then extension 5; send an e-mail to email@example.com; or text the word children to 898211, then wait for a reply text before sending your question.
Reporting Child Abuse
Oregon's Department of Human Resources has lots of information on child abuse and neglect, including prevention programs and how to report suspected abuse or neglect.
Oregon's Healthy Kids program provides no-cost to low-cost health coverage to all uninsured kids and teens. Healthy Kids provides all the care kids need, including doctor visits, dental, vision, prescriptions and more. A family of four may earn up to $5,780 a month and still qualify for the low-cost option.
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