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Resources on Health and Wellness

Family Information and Support

  • Child Care Aware: Provides information about childcare in your area and other resources. 
  • Childhelp: Prevention and treatment of child abuse. 800-4-A-CHILD (800-422-4453)
  • Early Head Start: Promotes healthy development of very young children, birth to three, and healthy family functioning.
  • Genetic Alliance: A health advocacy organization that provides a range of resources and services to individuals, families, professionals, and genetic support organizations. 202-966-5557
  • Head Start: Promotes school readiness for children, ages three to five, by offering educational, nutritional, health, social, and other services.
  • Maternal and Child Health Library Community Services Locator: An online directory for finding community services, including childcare, for children and families.
  • National Fatherhood Initiative: Provides parenting information, advice, and resources just for dads. www.fatherhood.org or 301-948-0599
  • Prenatal care: Helps to locate a primary care provider.
  • Nemours Kids Health: Provides family-friendly information for parents, children, and teens about health, behavior, and development from before birth through adolescence. 
  • Washington State Fathers Network: The Washington State Fathers Network (WSFN) connects men with other dads, resources, information and education, plus opportunities for "all family" celebrations. Focus is on assisting fathers as they become more competent and compassionate caregivers for their children with special needs. WSFN is the only regional program in the United States and Canada fully devoted to fathers of children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.

Child Development

Mental Health and Emotional Well-Being

Child Abuse - Sexual Abuse

Healthy Weight/Healthy Food And Eating (See Also Physical Activity)

Physical Activity (See also Healthy Food and Eating/Healthy Weight)

Healthy Sexual Development/Sexuality

Safety And Injury Prevention

Safety Topics:

Children with Special Health Care Needs—safety

Infant Sleep and Crib Safety

Home Safety

Car Safety Car Seats and Seatbelts

Teen Driving Contract

State by State Driving Laws


Fires, Burns, Smoke Detectors

Toys and Sports Equipment

Bikes, Helmets, Sports, Playgrounds




 Bullying and Substance Abuse

  • Mental Health resources above.

Community Resources

Transition to Adulthood Resources