Reliable and useful links and phone numbers:
Local Parenting Classes and Workshops:
The Preventive Ounce www.preventiveoz.org
Meg Zweiback www.bringingupkids.com
General Parenting Advice and Resources (from the AAP) www.healthychildren.org
Local Daycare and parenting resources at BANANAS (Alameda County Childcare Resource) www.bananasbunch.org
SLEEP Advice (includes baby through teens) from the Pediatric Sleep Council babysleep.com
STARTING SOLIDS advice from the AAP for your infant startingsolids
DENTAL CARE AND ADVICE for you infant and child - KeepCavityAwaybrochure.pdf
Advice about eating FISH and Mercury for parents of young children - from the FDA - safe fish to eat flyer
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
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
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.