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Helpful links

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

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.

Counseling and Therapy

Center for Community Counseling – Accessible and affordable therapy for those who do not have other means.

Center for Family Development – Supports positive individual and family functioning, acceptance, empowerment and growth.

Christians as Family Advocates (CAFA) – Offers mental health services in the fields of domestic violence intervention, child abuse prevention and parenting by providing education and training.

Direction Service – This non-profit’s mission is to help people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives.

Eugene Therapy – Counseling services for couples, families, children, teens and adults.

Looking Glass Community Services – Looking Glass offers services to solve challenges related to educational deficits, behavioral health issues, drug addiction and homelessness.

Options Counseling – A family-centered approach with the family’s knowledge of their own strengths and needs is the primary resource.

Oregon Community Programs – A private nonprofit agency that has provides research-based treatment and prevention services and programs to children, youth and families.

Oregon Social Learning Center – A multidisciplinary research center dedicated to increasing the scientific understanding of social and psychological processes related to healthy development and family functioning.

The Child Center – A non-profit human services agency that has been offering a continuum of psychiatric, therapeutic and special education programs throughout Lane County.

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.

Crisis Intervention

CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out on the Streets) – Assistance dispatched through non-emergency police lines. Eugene: (541) 682-5111 and Springfield: (541) 726-3714.

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

Developmental and Disabilities

Birdsong Speech Therapy Associates – Founded in 2015, Birdsong provides private speech and language therapy to children and adults.

Child Development and Rehabilitation Center – The Eugene campus of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center provides interdisciplinary services for people with developmental disabilities and other special health care needs.

Connect the Dots – A therapist-owned clinic offering Occupational, Physical and Speech Therapy services.

Direction Service – This non-profit’s mission is to help people with disabilities and special needs live full and healthy lives.

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.

Lane County Developmental Disabilities – Supports individuals who experience intellectual and developmental disabilities by coordinating self-directed support services.

Oregon Supported Living Program – Programs that empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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

Domestic violence

Womenspace – Helps women get out of abusive or harmful 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

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.

General Support for Families

Catholic Community Services – Catholic Community Services offers immediate help by providing food and other assistance to anyone in need and seeks to instill hope by helping Lane County families.

Looking Glass Community Services – Looking Glass offers services to solve challenges related to educational deficits, behavioral health issues, drug addiction and homelessness.

LTD RideSource – An origin-to-destination transportation through Lane Transit District for people who are unable to use the bus due to a disability.

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County – Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization with six core areas: affordable housing, emergency services, homeless services, recycling programs, retail thrift stores and self-sufficiency services.

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

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.

Housing

Eugene Mission – Eugene/Springfield’s only full-service wellness center for the homeless, providing its guests with a path off the streets, both for the short-term and long-term by sharing the hope and love of Christ.

Homes for Good Housing Agency – Helps low-income residents in Lane County with the logistics of affordable housing.

Oregon Supported Living Program – Programs that empowering adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Shelter Care – A human-services agency that ensures people have equal access to stable, affordable housing and the resources they need to live as fully and independently as possible.

Square One Villages –  A non-profit organization dedicated to creating self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny homes for people in need of housing.

LGBTQIA+

Trans*Ponder – A grassroots, completely transgender founded- and led- nonprofit based in Eugene that provides support, education and advocacy for the Trans/Gender Diverse community and its allies.

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.

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.

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.

Mentoring and Child Advocacy

A Family for Every Child – An organization dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child.

CASA of Lane County – Court Appointed Special Advocates, or CASA, provides a voice for abused and neglected children.

Nutrition

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

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 help@211info.org; or text the word children to 898211, then wait for a reply text before sending your questions.

Lane Kids – A local network of parenting education providers and stakeholders brought together by United Way of Lane County to strengthen and coordinate our community’s parenting education system.

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.

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

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

Postpartum Depression

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

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.

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.

Pro-Social Communities for Youth

Boys and Girls Club of Emerald Valley – Inspires and empowers young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Ophelia’s Place – A prevention-based organization dedicated to helping girls make healthy life choices through empowerment, education and support.

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.

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.