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Looking for child care? Local toll free numbers throughout Arizona and information

The Arizona Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is a community service which matches parents seeking child care with child care resources. CCR&R also provides training and technical assistance to child care providers. Please see our Training Schedule & Newsletter. In offering these services, CCR&R gathers information about parent demand and existing child care resources. Where there is a disparity between supply and demand, CCR&R seeks to stimulate the development of needed child care resources.

Understand medical terms with the help of the Medical Library Association

Like millions of Americans, you have probably read a newspaper or magazine article, tuned into a radio or television program, or searched the Internet to find answers to health questions. If so, you have probably encountered "medspeak," the specialized language of health professionals.

The Medical Library Association has developed "Deciphering Medspeak" to help you translate common "medspeak" terms. You'll also find some tips on how to identify quality health care information on the Internet.

Child abduction safety tips

Child Abduction Safety Tips

* Yell, Kick, & Scream - This may seem obvious, but many children freeze when they are grabbed by strangers. Kidnappers want children to go along quietly. Yell- This person is a stranger. Kick - kidnapper's foot, groin or knee. Scream.

* Area Code & Phone # - Make sure your child knows their area code and phone number. Does your child know how to make a collect call or dial in case of an emergency? Teach your child not to give their phone number or address to strangers.

Arc of Arizona - helping children and adults with mental retardation and other disabilities

About The Arc

The Arc which is a national organization of and for people with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. This grass roots organization was begun in 1950 by parents, disabled individuals and other concerned people.

Today, The Arc has more than 250,000 members with 2,000 local affiliates, which makes it the second largest volunteer national health agency in the country.

Trust your instincts - report child abuse at this toll free number 1-800-4-A-CHILD

Toll free number to report abuse and information to recognize the warning signs: 1-800-4-A-CHILD.

A recorded message will tell you to press or say "one" to talk to a hotline crisis counselor.  This is the option to choose if you:

* need help and want to talk to a counselor
* have questions about child abuse
* want to know where to report suspected or known abuse in your community, or
* want a referral to an agency near you

The recording will give you two other options: