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Oregon Services and Resources for Parents
- Poison Control
- Oregon Health Plan – Information on eligibility and applications.
- Children’s Defense Fund – Dedicated to children’s health and welfare
- Oregon Counseling Non-Profit Consumer Protection – Consumer protection information, education, referral & research data.
- American Mental Health Alliance
- American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry –Up-to-date information on children, teenagers, and their families.
- WIC Program – Guidelines, information, and publications (800-723-3638).
- Food Stamp Program – Information and eligibility requirements (800-723-3638).
- Early Childhood Programs – Information about Oregon Head Start and early childhood education.
INFORMATION ON CHILDHOOD DISORDERS
- National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities – Information on ADHD, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, etc.
- Learning Disabilities Association – LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources.
- Oregon Child Care Resource & Referral Network – Oregon Employment Department list of child care resources and referrals by county.
- Child Care Aware Organization – Assistance locating quality child care and childcare resources in your community.
- Oregon State Bar – Lawyer referral service and information about their Modest Means program.
- Legal Aid Services – Contact information for Legal Services offices in Oregon.
- Department of Human Services – Information on Temporary Assistance to Needy Families, Housing Assistance Programs, and more.
- Supplemental Security Income Program – Information, eligibility requirements, laws and regulations.
- Oregon Lifespan Respite Care Program – Provides relief to caregivers through access to temporary, short-term care for an individual with special needs (developmental and physical disabilities or emotional and behavioral disorders).
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND PARENTING EDUCATORS
Children First for Oregon publishes two annual data reports—the Report Card on the Status of Children and the County Data Book.
Children’s Trust Fund of Oregon fosters healthy child development and functioning by ending the harm of child abuse and neglect to Oregon's children.
Oregon’s Child: Everyone’s Business is a statewide collaboration of public and private partners increasing awareness of the importance of healthy brain development during the early years of life. For more information, contact the Oregon Commission on Children and Families at (503) 373-1283
Oregon Commission for Child Care addresses the issues, problems and alternative solutions that are critical to the development of accessible, affordable and quality child care services.
Oregon Commission on Children and Families - All Oregon counties have a local Commission on Children and Families responsible for coordination among community groups, government agencies, private providers and other parties, of programs and initiatives for children and their families.
Oregon Department of Education The department is responsible for statewide curriculum and instruction programs, school improvement efforts, and Oregon's statewide assessment testing system.
Oregon Department of Human Services - The Children, Adults and Families Division administers self-sufficiency and child-protective programs. Also contains the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVRS), helping Oregonians with disabilities to prepare for, find and retain jobs.
Oregon Parenting Training and Information Center is the statewide parent training and information center serving parents of children and youth (birth to 26) with the full range of disabilities.
Oregon Partnership is a statewide non-profit promoting healthy kids and communities through drug and alcohol awareness, prevention programs, and a 24 hour crisis line for treatment referrals.
Oregon Post Adoption Resource Center (ORPARC) , a non-profit program contracted to provide services for Oregon DHS adoptive and assisted guardianship families.