-- A --
Adjusting to a New Baby
American Sign Language
Auditory Oral/Auditory Verbal
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
-- B --
Bottle Feeding
Brain Development
Breast Feeding
Burns, Prevention of
-- C --
Calming Your Baby
Car Seat Safety
Child and Teen Checkups (C & TC)
Child Care
Child Find (Concerns About Your Baby)
Cochlear implants
Comforting Your Baby
Community Resources
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
Crib Safety
Cued Speech
-- D --
Development of Your Baby
Discipline and Babies
-- E --
Ear infections and early learning
Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE)
Early Childhood Special Education
Early Head Start
Expectations for hearing aid usage
-- F --
Fall prevention
Family Stress
Follow Along Program
-- G --
Grief (see Pregnancy and Newborn Loss)
-- H --
Hearing (see Newborn Hearing Screening)
Hearing aids
Hearing loss and early brain development
Hearing loss: your child and school
-- I --
Infant Self-Regulation
Interagency Early Intervention Committees (IEICs)
-- L --
Language Development
Lead Poisoning
Learning loss: parent support for learning language
-- M --
Maternal Depression
Mild hearing loss
Military Families
Minnesota Children with Special Health Needs (MCSHN)
Multiple Intelligences
-- N --
Never leave a child alone in a vehicle
Newborn Hearing Screening
Newborn Screening
Noise and Children's Hearing
Nurturing Your Baby
-- O --
Oral Health
Overview of communication choices
-- P --
Parent and Child Relationships
Parenting Education Classes
Permanent hearing loss
Poisoning, Preventing
Preemies and parenting issues
Preemies and their development
Preemies and their health
Pregnancy and Newborn Loss, Understanding Your Grief
Preterm Babies (Premies)
-- R --
Reading Aloud (Reading to Your Baby)
Reading Your Baby’s Clues
Responsive Parenting
Returning to Work/School
Routines/Schedules for Babies
-- S --
Second Hand Smoke
Selecting Toys
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Social Emotional Development of the Older Infant
Social Emotional Development of the Young Infant
Stranger Awareness/Anxiety
Stress and Your Baby
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
-- T --
Talking to Your Baby
Television and Babies
Toy Safety
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Tummy Time
-- U --
Unilateral hearing loss
-- W --
Webinars for Parents (library)

Community Resources

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The responsibility of being a new parent can sometimes seem overwhelming. You may not know where to turn for answers to your questions. You and your family may be new to the community and unsure what programs or services might be available. While family, friends, neighbors and your doctor can answer many of your questions, answers to other questions may be hard to find. Communities throughout Minnesota have an array of programs and services that can help you meet the challenges of parenting a new baby or resolve other issues involved in starting a family. For further information, contact any of the programs listed below.

Help Me Grow: Call 1-866-693-GROW (4769)

Call this FREE number or visit the online Help Me Grow referral Web page if you have concerns about your child's growth, learning or development. Help Me Grow: Infant and Toddler Intervention services and Help Me Grow: Preschool Special Education program provides help for Minnesota Children from birth to kindergarten entry. Children can receive services in their home, child care setting or school. These services are free to eligible families regardless of income or immigrant status.

United Way Telephone Referral Service: Call 2-1-1; available 24/7 (cell phone users can call 651-291-0211)

Minnesota 2-1-1 is a FREE service that connects you with community services in Minnesota including childcare, counseling, food, health, housing, legal help, mental health, transportation and youth services.
Telephone lines for English-, Spanish-, Hmong- and Russian-speaking parents are available Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. For English, Spanish or Hmong, call 211 or 651-291-0211 (cell phone users). Russian-speaking parents call 651-698-9167.

MinnesotaHelp.info Website

Find information, in both English and Spanish, on programs and services in your community to help with health care, child care, job training, education, recreation, retirement, disability and social services for yourself or other family members on the  MinnesotaHelp.info Website.


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