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ADHD

National Institute of Mental Health – Includes information on ADHD, including signs and symptoms and treatment options.

CHADD – A place where children and adults can learn more and find support.

ADDitude magazine – Information, personal stories and discussion groups about ADHD. Includes a section for parents of ADHD children.

Attention Deficit Disorder Association – News and information to help adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder lead better lives.

Asthma and Allergies

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology – Complete information on asthma, allergies, eczema and other autoimmune disorders.

American Lung Association – Advice and information about asthma, allergies and quitting smoking.

Behavioral Health

Thrive Behavioral Health – Provides professional treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns. Located in Eugene.

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding.com – A site for nursing mothers that’s full of tips, advice, support, articles and links to other sites.

La Leche League International – Backed by over 50 years of experience in supporting breastfeeding.

Child Abuse

Relief Nursery – A non-profit committed to strengthening families and keeping our children safe.

Child Care

State of Oregon Employment Department Child Care Division. – Information for parents on quality child care tax credits, help paying for child care, finding child care, helpful links and brochures.

CPR AND FIRST AID

American Red Cross CPR and First Aid – Respond to emergencies with First Aid, CPR and AED. Red Cross offers both certified and non-certified training options.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Womenspace – Helps women get out of abusive or hamrful situations and provides support on the path afterward.

Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorders Association – An online non-profit organization dedicated to education, resources and support for ED patients and their families.

Ears and Tonsils

National Institutes of Health – Ear, nose and throat issues and information.

American Academy of Otolaryngology – Detailed information for parents and professionals.

Exercise

MedlinePlus – Highlights the benefits of exercise for children, along with resources to make exercise part of your kid’s life, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.

Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth – A local group of professionals united in their effort to help our kids eat and live healthy.

Growth and Development

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Provides printable growth charts that have been used by pediatricians, nurses, and parents to track the growth of infants, children, and adolescents in the U.S. since 1977.

Medical Information

American Academy of Pediatrics – Medical facts, parenting suggestions, books, videos and products related to children of all ages.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – All topics related to infectious diseases. Includes a useful travel section that allows you to find what vaccines and medications and other preparations are necessary for travel to every country in the world.

UpToDate – Used by Eugene Pediatric Associates frequently to stay current on the latest medical research that affects your child’s health.

Mental Health

American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Detailed information on an array of childhood behavioral issues.

Baby Blues Connection – Provides phone support through 24-hour hotline, as well as support groups, information, resources and referrals. Baby Blues Connection is based in Portland; call 1-866-616-3752.

Erikson Fussy Baby Network Get advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying and sleep issues. Connect online or call 1-888-431-BABY; information available by phone in both Spanish and English.

Parent Help Line (Lane County)Provides support for parenting challenges and referrals to a wide range of community organizations based on individual need; call 1-888-485-5211.

Postpartum Support International (PSI) – Offers information for local resources, including emergency services. PSI is the largest perinatal support agency in U.S. Their hotline is available in English and Spanish and serves more than 1,000 callers a month; call 1-800-944-4PPD.

Thrive Behavioral Health – Provides professional treatment for children and adolescents with a wide range of developmental and behavioral concerns. Located in Eugene.

WellMama – Geared toward moms, who will find information, support, resources and crisis numbers in Lane County to help with postpartum blues or depression. You can also call 1-800-896-0410.

Whitebird Crisis Line (Eugene/Springfield) – This mobile mental health program providing in-home crisis intervention in emergency situations; call 1-800-422-7558.

Nutrition

ChooseMyPlate – Nutrition information, both general and personalized, from the USDA.

Lane Coalition for Healthy Active Youth – A local group of professionals united in their effort to help kids eat and live healthy.

KidsHealth from Nemours – Detailed nutritional information and helpful tips on a variety of child-related food topics.

Parenting

ASQ Oregon – Free developmental screening tool available to parents with children, ages birth to 5.

EC Cares – Lane County’s early intervention and early childhood special education center, offering a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic options for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children with suspected or confirmed developmental challenges.

Eugene Public Library – Includes general information, events and library services for children and teens.

Family Info Line (Lane County) – 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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; or text the word children to 898211, then wait for a reply text before sending your questions.

Oregon DMV Teen Driving – Outlines driving restrictions and privileges for teens and includes a parent guide to teen driving, provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Oregon Impact Child Safety Seat Resource Center – Child safety seat training, education, and information.

Parenting Now! – Programs, resources and support to make having kids more fun and to connect parents to other parents.

Springfield Public Library – Includes general information and event listings for children.

School

Eugene School District 4J – Official site of the Eugene 4J School District.

Springfield Public Schools – Official site of the Springfield School District.

Bethel School District – Official site of the Bethel School District.

Sleep

SleepEducation.com – Valuable insights on infant and child sleep from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.

The University of Chicago Department of Pediatrics – Benefits and dangers of co-sleeping and recommended sleeping habits.

American Academy of Pediatrics – A medical authority's recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment.

Support

EC Cares – Lane County’s early intervention and early childhood special education center, offering a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic options for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children with suspected or confirmed developmental challenges.

Parenting Now! – Parenting programs, resources and support to make having kids even more fun.

Twins and Beyond – A support group for families with twins, triplets and more.

Vaccines

American Academy of Pediatrics – A medical authority’s view on vaccines and the diseases they are designed to prevent.

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – One of the country’s most revered children’s hospitals, offering excellent vaccine education for parents.