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8 Things to Remember About Child Development Experiences in the earliest years of life form the foundation of brain architecture, for better or for worse. Learning, behavior, and health across the lifespan are all built on that foundation. Website
89 Percent of Parents Would Have Emotionally Healthier Kids If They Stopped This 1 Habit Researchers found a connection between parents who stopped to interact with devices such as phones, tablets, or laptops during time with their children and those children's behavioral problems, including hyperactivity, whining, and tantrums. Document
A Guide for Parents’ Questions When Seeking Child Care for Children with Special Needs All parents seeking child care want to know that their child will be safe, make friends and be happy while away from them. For parents of children with special needs, other considerations may also be present that involve their child’s unique developmental needs. Tipsheet
A Health Professional's Guide to Pediatric Oral Health Management These modules provide health professionals with information to help them prevent oral diseases, which still afflict many U.S. children, especially children from families with low incomes, children in certain minority groups, and children with special health care needs. The modules assist health professionals in performing an oral screening to identify infants and children at increased risk for oral health problems, offering referrals to oral health professionals, and providing parents with anticipatory guidance. Document
A Parent's Guide to First Aid In homes where there are small children, safety is an important issue. Parents want to protect their children from all potential dangers and will most often take steps to make their home as safe an environment as possible. Unfortunately, despite one's best efforts, accidents may still happen. The National Safety Council cites injuries as the leading cause of childhood death. Of the accidents that cause these injuries, half occur in the home. When they do, parents or guardians will need to be prepared to take the necessary action. Understanding basic first aid and how to apply it according to the injury and age of the child is critical and can save the life of their child. Website
Abbott Northwestern Hospital The Abbott Northwestern Hospital website is home base for the Twin Cities' largest healthcare facility. This site has a comprehensive list of programs and services, FAQ's, specialized patient and visitor info, and contact information for the Neuroscience institute, reproductive medicine, rehab info, behavioral health, individual disease centers, an intrastate search engine and much more. On this site you will find medical information, behavioral health information, outpatient services, and classes offered through Abbott Northwestern hospital. It is extremely comprehensive with regard to all facilities and services offered through Allina Healthcare services. Website
Adverse Childhood Experiences and the Lifelong Consequences of Trauma (English and Spanish) Along with the original 1998 ACE Study, there are known predictive factors that make sense to include in the list of adverse experiences. These can be single, acute events or sustained over time. Document
After the Emergency: Strategies to Support Young Children      For early care and education professionals, one of the tasks of recovery is the identification of how to best support children and their families to return to daily routines and regain some sense of normalcy.   Info Module
After the Fire: The Teachable Moment Created by Prevention 1st for classroom teachers, preschools, and day care providers of children affected by a fire. The program provides free materials that help teachers and caregivers deal with the emotional trauma of children and move beyond the incident to teach life-saving fire safety and fire prevention. The program includes: 3 teaching modules with age-appropriate activities for processing the fire event, fire survival skills, and fire prevention skills; Reading list of books in English and Spanish that facilitate discussion of a fire incident, fire safety or fire prevention; Household safety checklists, and at-home activities students can take home. Website
AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families was founded to improve the lives of women, children, youth, and families living with HIV/AIDS and to help to stop the AIDS epidemic among young people, families and communities. AIDS Alliance is dedicated to ensuring that women, children, youth, and families affected by HIV/AIDS and their care providers are heard in the public debate on AIDS. We work to make this happen through education and training, research, and advocacy. Our vision is that no voice be diminished in spirit or in volume because of age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. Website