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COVID-19

Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children: CDC

Symptom Checker: CDC

How to Protect Yourself: CDC

What to do if you have suspected or confirmed COVID-19: Washington Department of Health

What to do if you think you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19: Washington Department of Health

What to do if you have symptoms of COVID-19 (such as cold and fever) and have not been around someone with COVID-19: Washington Department of Health

Should I or my family quarantine or isolate? A helpful resource is available here from the King County Department of Health. King County Department of Health

Additional Resources

Additional Resources from Seattle Children’s Hospital

Information for patients and families placed on home quarantine: Seattle Children’s Hospital 

Helping Children and Teens Cope with Anxiety About COVID-19

Noval Coronavirus Factsheet: King County Public Health (English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, Amharic, Somali)

Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Healthy Children (English, Spanish)

General Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Resources for health and safety from the CDC, including important notices and information for travelers, such as vaccination requirements and travel alerts.

Food Allergy Research and Education – Information and resources from FARE to help improve the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies

King County Health Services – Public health alerts; resources on illness, injury, and violence prevention; disease surveillance; environmental health services; emergency medical care and readiness and response to public health emergencies; and referral services

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

Poison Control – Provides help for poison emergency. Call 1-866-222-1222 for immediate assistance

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

Safe Kids Ultimate Car Seat Guide – Gives general tips and personalized tips on buying, installing and fitting car seats and booster seats properly

Washington State Booster Seat Coalition – Washington State car seat and booster seat laws with info on places to get your car seat inspected

Seattle Children’s Hosptial – Information from and about this world-class children’s hospital in our region. Be sure to check out their Community Classes, which cover a variety of health and safety topics, including gun safety, car seat safety, helmet safety, and water safety.

Mental Health

24-Hour Crisis Line – Provides immediate help to individuals, families, and friends of people in emotional crisis, in multiple languages. Call 866-4-CRISIS.

AnxietyBC – Provides online, self-help, and evidence-based resources on anxiety and anxiety disorders

CHADD– A national clearinghouse for evidence-based information about ADHD, funded by the Center for Disease Control

Crisis Clinic – Crisis Clinic connects people in physical, emotional, and financial crisis to services that will be of help. Dial 2-1-1 to be connected to all kinds of health and human services.

Infant & Toddler Socialization

Organization Description City Website Phone Email
Program for Early Parent Support (PEPS) Group meetings include time for sharing parenting highs and lows, talk on the babies’ development, and other topics. Currently meeting virtually. (cost associated) Many locations https://www.peps.org 206.547.8570 PEPS@peps.org
Center for Human Services (CHS) The Kalidescope Play & Learn program offers facilitated play time for parents, caregivers, and children 0-5 years with art projects, story time, free play and parent/caregiver education opportunities. Currently meeting virtually. (free) Shoreline https://www.chs-nw.org/services/family-support/ 206.362.7282
Creative Dance Center Offers movement and dance classes for parent, infant, toddler, and all ages. Currently in person and virtual opportunities. (cost associated, scholarships available) Seattle https://www.creativedance.org/classes-workshops/ 206.363.7281 info@creativedance.org
Hike It Baby Regional groups of parents who arrange meet-ups and events in local parks and go for hikes with young kids. Each Hike It Baby branch often has its own Facebook page. (90-day free membership, $10 annually) Seattle, Snohomish, South King County https://hikeitbaby.com/
Facebook Moms Groups Facebook page for moms in Edmonds, North Seattle, Shoreline.(free) Edmonds https://www.facebook.com/groups/160039480712297 https://www.facebook.com/groups/584350394913432/
Red Tricycle Seattle A resource with information about local events and activities for families and parenting resources. Offers great email newsletters if families wish to subscribe. (free) Seattle https://redtri.com/seattle-kids/
Richmond Beach Library A PopUp Story Walk, a story to walk through in the park, is installed at the Richmond Beach Library, which may be a chance to run into other families with young kids. (free) Richmond Beach https://www.popupstorywalk.org/location.html
The Little Gym Offers classes for parent/child, pre-K, and all ages that revolve around active play, gymnastics, dance, and sports skills. Currently in person. (cost associated) Multiple locations in the Greater Seattle Area https://www.thelittlegym.com/ Different for each location

Parenting Support

Good Growing  –  A valuable resource in newsletter format from Seattle Children’s.  Good Growing provides valuable resources, classes and tips for parents parents of infants and adolescents.

Listening Mothers – A program of Community of Mindful Parenting, offering lectures, courses, and support groups to promote mindfulness and positive parenting

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

PostPartum Support International – Information about perinatal mood and anxiety and resources for postpartum depression

Program for Early Parent Support, or PEPS – Offers baby/parent groups to educate, inform, and create community within neighborhoods

Text4Baby – Text messages to keep parents and newborns healthy

ZeroToThree – Science-based information and tools to nurture young children’s development

Teen Health

Adolescent Health – Society for Adolescent Health information and health app

Teenology 101 – Blog from Seattle Children’s Hospital on current issues facing teens and their parents

TeensHealth – Online health information for teens from the nonprofit Nemours Center for Children’s Health

TeenLink – Teen Link offers a confidential, anonymous, and non-judgmental help line for youth ages 13-20; available every evening between 6-10 p.m.

Young Men’s Health – Up-to-date health information and answers to common questions for teen guys and young men

Young Women’s Health– Resources from Boston Children’s Hospital about health, development, and diseases, specifically targeting young women

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