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Mahoning County Children Services
Mahoning County District Board of Health
Trumbull County Children Services
Trumbull County Health Department
Columbiana County Children Services
Columbiana County Health Department
Portage County Children Services
Portage County Health Department
Ashtabula County Children Services Board
Ashtabula County Health Department
Akron Children's Hospital - Boardman
Mercy Health Youngstown
Stability in Crisis
Help Hotline Crisis Center (211)
Child Care Resources:
"Child Care in Ohio" (ODJFS home page for Child Care)
Mahoning Valley Birth Center & YoungstownMidwife.com is a great resource for pregnancy and women's health issues.
The My Plate website helps make sense of meal planning and nutrition, and includes lots of printable handouts for families.
Early Learning and School Readiness (ELSR) links from the state of Ohio can be found here.
The Ohio Department of Education provides "Resources and Tools for Early Learning Professionals".
Online version of the state of Ohio's Child Care Manual from the ODJFS website
Training requirements for Child Care Providers in Ohio can be found on the ODJFS website.
"Child Care in Ohio - Resources for Providers" from the ODJFS Child Care Website.
The Administration for Children and Families from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is
an excellent source of information about various types of Federal assistance available to families in need.
The Ohio Child Care Resource & Referral Association "... promotes the positive development of all children,
especially those in out-of-home learning environments."
Details and statistics regarding child welfare agencies in Ohio can be found at www.childwelfare.com.
The American Academy of Pediatrics is dedicated to the health of all children.
MedlinePlus covers many Infant and newborn care topics on their website.
The Nemours Foundation provides "A Guide for First-Time Parents". (Also available in Spanish)
Mayo Clinic's article "Crying baby? How to keep your cool" provides good advice to new parents and child care workers.
Also from Mayo Clinic, the article "Newborn care: Common-sense strategies for stressed-out parents" is a valuable resource for parents.
CDC tests your knowledge about kids health.
A Health Care Career Guide for Kids and Teens encourages young people to consider working in the health care field and provides
detailed information about many health related occupations. (Thanks for the suggestion, Megan!)
Printable handouts from CDC: "Tips for Raising Safe and Healthy Kids" provides practical parenting advice. (Spanish version)
Autism: Learn the Signs. Act Early.
In-depth information about Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD).
What you should know about hearing loss in children.
The National Institutes of Health has put together an overview of Developmental Disabilities.
The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation offers a list of recommended newborn screening tests.
MOPS stand for Mothers of Preschoolers and is coming to North Mar Church this September. Starting September 1st it will run
every first and third Tuesday of the month from 9:00 am - 11:15 am. Childcare is provided. Meetings will have breakfast, a time to meet
and chat with a community of other mothers of young children, a speaker on a relevant topic, and a craft or activity that can be
completed during the meeting. More info available on the MOPS Facebook page
Current seasonal flu updates can be found on the CDC's website.
Up-to-date and relevant info about communicable diseases can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
An overview of infectious diseases from MayoClinic.com.
KidsHealth for Parents provides an Immunization Schedule for children.
The CDC has created this site for educators that provides Prevention of MRSA Infections in Schools .
The CDC has also created a site for Health Care Personnel related to the prevention and control of Health care-associated MRSA.
MedlinePlus offers a wealth of information related to children's health issues.
Mayo Clinic provides detailed information for a number of communicable diseases.
Diseases are examined in-depth at WebMD.
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CPR / First Aid Links:
American Heart Association' s home page.
"CPR Facts and Stats" from the American Heart Association.
The American Red Cross website has an abundance of useful information.
MedlinePlus provides an overview of various First Aid topics.
OSHA provides information relevant to medical services and first aid in the workplace.
Symptoms, triggers and treatment of anaphylaxis are some of the topics addressed by the American College
of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
iCanBenefit.com offers lots of outstanding First Aid Resources.
The Nemours Foundation provides information on Diaper rash, Neonatal infections, and Teething Tots. (Also available in Spanish)
The American Heart Association answers questions about AEDs.
AEDGrant.com explains how to obtain funding for the purchase of an AED.
Channing Bete is a supplier of health and safety related training materials for schools, businesses and health care facilities
Here is a great resource for Wilderness First Aid that contains many useful links for first responders.
Tips for securing your home in the event of a natural disaster are available here. (Thanks to our friends in Charlotte for the suggestion!)
Here you will find emergency and health information for infants to adolescents
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Child Abuse Recognition and Prevention Links:
The Center for Disease Control's Child Maltreatment Resources are now available online.
The CDC offers a handout worth sharing ~ Child Maltreatment: Facts at a Glance.
The CDC also provides "Positive Parenting Tips" for Infants through Teenagers.
ODJFS information on the Ohio Children's Trust Fund.
The Mahoning County Children Services Annual Report has detailed information regarding the number of child abuse cases reported in
The National Children's Advocacy Center provides two useful resources: Sexual Abuse: Perpetrators, Grooming and Prevention
and Child Sexual Exploitation: Pornography, Prostitution, Technology and Sexual Objectification.
NetSmartz is a website dedicated to helping children stay safe while online - lots of good information related to online predators and
the use of technology to target children.
Net Cetera provides tips for protecting children and teens who are using social media, online apps, etc....
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has compiled detailed data related to child maltreatment in the United States.
A guide to Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome (PDF document, 61 pages).
CDC has a video titled Heads Up: Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome (11 mins.)
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools
The Child Welfare Information Gateway provides information regarding what to expect when reporting a suspected case of child abuse.
The Ohio Attorney General has created eSORN, a state-of-the-art electronic sex offender registration and
notification web site to help Ohioans protect their families and communities.
The National Coalition to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation has published the National Plan to Prevent the Sexual Abuse and
Exploitation of Children (32 pages).
Information is available from the state of Ohio regarding a new anti-bullying law.
Guidelines for reporting abuse in Ohio from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Detecting physical and sexual abuse (courtesy of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center).
Child Abuse Identification Toolkit for Professionals (from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center).
This article by Helpguide is titled "Child Abuse: Types, Signs, Symptoms, Causes and Help".
Child Help USA offers "Help for Professionals".
State and federal sexual abuse laws from Prevent Abuse Now website.
In-depth details and statistics related to state laws and statutes can be found in the Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse and Neglect.
Child abuse laws in Ohio are listed on the Family Defense Network of Ohio's website.
Akron Children's Hospital offers information about the role of the Mahoning Valley Child Advocacy Center.
"Dealing with Bullies" is an informative articles offered by KidsHealth.org.
The National Human Trafficking Resource Center provides resources and data linked to the growing problem of human trafficking.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children addresses the issue of Child Sex Trafficking.
Ohio Department of Correction & Rehabilitation's list of registered sex offenders in Ohio.
This article by Kids Health is titled "How to Handle Abuse" and is written for children who are at risk of being abused.
MedlinePlus has links to online articles concerning bullying.
The Minnesota Center Against Violence and Abuse has put together a collection of dozens of links for
topics such as missing and exploited children, Internet safety, and domestic violence.
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