Child Development & Child Safety Websites
Sometimes we feel like we have THAT baby or THAT toddler or THAT preschooler, and we're not sure how to deal with all the difficulties of parenting. Below are some websites that are helpful for understanding social and emotional stages of childhood, and how best to deal with them in a loving and nurturing manner.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children:
Early Childhood Mental Health:
Center for Social/Emotional Early Learning:
Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families:
Ages and Stages: Free questionnaire, results emailed to your, provides fun activities to do as a family, can be shared with doctor or local education service district:
New Moms' Connections - Community Health Education Center, Salem Hospital: Being a new parent can be fabulous & frustrating. We offer an opportunity to meet and network with other new moms. Babies not yet crawling are welcome to come with their moms. FREE. Mondays 11a-12:30p.
For Information call 503-814-2432. www.salemhealth.org/chec
Infant CPR Classes - Community Health Education Center, Salem Hospital: For new & expectant parents, grandparents & anyone who will be with a newborn. Call for class dates & times: 503-814-2432. www.salemhealth.org/chec
Oregon Impact: Child Car Seat Safety Resource Center - Car seat laws, safety recommendations, or clinics
Safe Sleeping Environments for Babies: For information on crib safety guidelines
Poison Control Center National Hotline: 1-800-222-1222
Home Safety Tips: Preventing Falls, Poison Prevention, Water Safety, Fire Safety, & more.
Nurturing Parenting Group Sessions: A positive parenting system that is easy to implement & has proven parenting solutions. Meeting weekly with other parents to discuss parenting techniques, concerns and ideas to make parenting easier.
www.midvalleyparenting.org or 503-623-9664 ext 2368
La Leche League of Salem - http://lalecheleaugueoregon.webs.com/localsalem
Apria Health Care - www.apria.com
Marion County WIC Lactation Services - www.co.marion.or.us/hlt/ph/wic/
Understanding Postpartum Disorders: There are several support groups throughout the U.S. Try typing in "postpartum blues" into your search engine to find group meetings or discussions near you. www.postpartum.net