Helpful Links

Helpful Links

General Community Resources

You will find a variety of resources here – from general health information to product recalls – intended to help you keep your family healthy and safe.

AAFA.org - Educational resources on asthma and allergy, including food allergies, from the Asthma and Allergy Federation of America

CDC.gov - Resources for health and safety from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including important notices for travelers

FoodAllergy.org - FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) has information and resources to help improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies

HealthyChildren.org - Site created for parents by the American Academy of Pediatrics

KingCounty.gov/HealthServices - Public health alerts and resources on illness, injury and violence prevention

MyIR - Allegro Pediatrics participates in the state vaccine registry, and the Washington State MyIR program allows you to view and print your child’s vaccine records through the registry.

Poison Control - Get help for a poison emergency at this website, or call 1-866-222-1222

Recalls.gov - Lists federal recalls of consumer products (including toys), food, and medicine

SaferCar.gov - Resources for keeping children safe on the road from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

SeattleChildrens.org - Information from and about this world-class children's hospital in our region

VaccinateYourBaby.org - Awareness campaign about the critical need for timely immunization

Washington State Department of Early Learning - Resources to help each child entering Kindergarten have a solid foundation for success in school and life

800BuckleUp.org - Find a car seat checkup location near you

Parenting Support Resources

Below you will find resources for parenting support, and help if you need it.

CourageousParentsNetwork.org - A destination created by families, for families, to support and strengthen them as they care for very sick children

Health Hotlines for Moms - A comprehensive list from text4baby with resources for new and expecting moms

Hope-Link.org - Hopelink provides programs to help families in crisis

La Leche League International - La Leche provides support and education for breastfeeding mothers 

Listening Mothers - A Community of Mindful Parenting course to help parents of babies birth through six months of age strengthen their parenting skills

ParentHelp123.org - Operated by WithinReach, this site helps Washington State families find services in their communities and apply for health insurance, food assistance programs and more

ParentMap.com - ParentMap connects parents to information and resources of all kinds

PEPS.org - PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) offers resources to educate, inform and create community

PostPartum.net - Resources from Postpartum Support International

Text4Baby.org - Text messages to keep parents and newborns healthy 

WellspringFS.org - Wellspring Family Services addresses mental health, family homelessness, early learning, basic needs, and domestic violence intervention

Child Development Resources

The resources in this section can help with services, ideas, tools and advice for your child’s development.

Books Build Connections Toolkit - Literacy toolkit from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Center for Children with Special Needs - An information source from Seattle Children's for families and professionals 

Child Profile Health Promotion Materials - Age-specific information about immunizations, growth, development, safety, nutrition, and other parenting issues

Information on Childhood Immunizations, including immunization resources

EncompassNW.org - Encompass provides a comprehensive array of programs in pediatric therapy and education that are available to the community

Fred Rogers Center - Explore initiatives to help children grow as confident, competent, and caring human beings

JoinVROOM.org - Tools and activities for nurturing a child’s growing mind

Kindering.org - Kindering is a neurodevelopmental center providing comprehensive services for children with special needs and their families

King County Library System - Classes,  story times  and other programs for children from the King County Library System LoveTalkPlay.org - Ideas and resources for parents of children birth to three, from Thrive by Five

Newborn Screening Program - Request screening results for sickle cell disease and other conditions

PurpleCrying.info - A new way to understand your baby’s crying

ZeroToThree.org - Science-based information and tools to nurture young children's development

Books

Newborn

Heading Home With Your Baby: From Birth to Reality by Lara Jana and Jennifer Shu

Your Baby's First Year by the American Academy of Pediatrics

Sleep

Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth

The No Cry Sleep Solution by Elizabeth Pantley

Nutrition

Child of Mine: Feeding with Love and Good Sense by Ellyn Satter

Secrets of Feeding a Healthy Family: How to Eat, How to Raise Good Eaters, How to Cook by Ellyn Satter

Positive Discipline

How to Talk So Your Kids Will Listen by Adele Faber

No Drama Discipline by Dan Siegel

Siblings Without Rivalry by Adele Faber

The Spirited Child by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka

The Whole Brain Child by Dan Siegel

Puberty

Spare Me 'The Talk'!: A Guy's Guide to Sex, Relationships, and Growing Up by Jo Langford 

The Care & Keeping of You books by American Girl

Parenting

Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Kids Roots and Wings by Kenneth R. Ginsburg

Getting to Calm books and The Launching Years by Laura Kastner

Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child by John Gottman

The Magic Years: Understanding and Handling the Problems of Early Childhood by Selma H. Fraiberg

Touchpoints books and Infants and Mothers by T. Berry Brazelton

Classes and Education Programs

Local hospitals and other organizations offer classes and educational programs, a few of our favorites are listed below.

Bellevue College Parent Education Classes 

EvergreenHealth's Parent-Baby Groups

Great Conversations Classes

Head Start Programs - Locator

Lake Washington Institute of Technology Parent Education Cooperative Classes

Overlake Hospital’s "After Baby is Born" classes and "Classes for Your Older Child"  

Seattle Children’s Classes

Interested in Learning More About Research Studies?

Doctors and researchers find new and better ways to understand, identify, and treat disease through research studies. By participating in research, you can help improve healthcare and the quality of life for children now and in the future.

Below are some research studies that are available from Seattle Children’s and the University of Washington: