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1744 Alcatraz Avenue
South Berkeley, CA, 94703

510-652-1720

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Parenting

Reliable and useful links and phone numbers:

Local Parenting Classes and Workshops:

             annmartin.org/community-education

             bananasbunch.org/parents-families/parent-workshops/

Parenting Advice:

OTHER GREAT WEBSITES:

American Academy of Pediatrics www.aap.org

Family Education life.familyeducation.com

First 5 of California www.first5california.com

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry www.aapd.org

Adolescent Health Working Group www.ahwg.net


Interesting Local Programs:

Reach Out and Read Program www.reachoutandread.org

Every Child Counts - Alameda County www.ackids.org

{510} Families www.510families.com

Habitot (Berkeley) www.habitot.org

Tick Spotters www.tickspotters.org


Helpful Phone Numbers:

Life Threatening Emergencies: Call 911

Poison Control: (800) 222-1222 Call if you think your child was exposed to a poison, drug or toxin.

24-hour hotline for parenting STRESS mangement: (800) 829-3777

  • Family Paths - there are trained counselors who know how hard it is to be a parent.

Alameda County Child Protective Services open 24 hr /Emergencies:  CPS (510) 259-1800

Alameda County Public Health Clearinghouse: 211 or (888) 604-INFO (4636)

  • can provide referral information for over 1300 local agencies/services, Mon-Fri, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Family Resource Network -

  • for families with Children with Special Needs: call (510) 547-7322 for information and support

Alameda Country Resource Links

West Contra Costa County Resource Link

Interesting Apps:

ChildrensMD Developed by Children's Hospital Colorado allows parents to look up their child’s symptoms.  After finding their symptoms, the app brings up a menu with advice and information on when/who to call, depending on the severity of the symptom, and has tips for home care. Unfortunately, it is currently only available for iOS (Apple) devices. 

Vaccines on the Go Created by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), it’s an unbiased app that has everything parents would possibly want to know about vaccines. There are schedules for vaccines based on the child’s age, as well as descriptions of each vaccine, and what infections they prevent. There is a section on vaccine safety, including information on different vaccine components including preservatives and adjuvants. The app also has over 50 videos regarding information on vaccines and infections from the nation’s top pediatricians and infectious disease specialists. Unfortunately, it is currently only available for iOS (Apple) devices.