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50 Calm-Down Ideas to Try with Kids of All Ages Navigating childhood challenges can be stressful, and sometimes deep breathing isn't the solution that works for your child. When your child is in need of tension relief, try one of these 50 calm-down techniques. Document
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 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
ACEs and Toxic Stress: Frequently Asked Questions The term “ACEs” is an acronym for Adverse Childhood Experiences. The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University has created a helpful "ACEs" infographic that can be downloaded here.  You will also find answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about "ACEs." Website
Active Supervision "Keeping children safe is a top priority for all Head Start and Early Head Start programs. The Head Start Program Performance Standards require that programs ensure no child is left alone or unsupervised by staff, consultants, contractors, or volunteers while under their care. But what is active supervision and how will it benefit children and staff?" Document
Active Supervision in Early Childhood In this Info Mod, learners will examine the meaning of active supervision and will explore strategies for the implementation of active supervision practices. Info Module
Active Supervision: Free Time Caregivers are responsible for keeping children safe. Active supervision requires constant vigilance, focused attention, and intentional observation of children at all times.  Tipsheet