New Parents Network

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Association for Supportive Child Care

The Association for Supportive Child Care is an energetic and progressive agency that has provided a variety of services to child care providers, to families and to children since 1976. Our mission is to enhance the quality of care for children.
At ASCC we:
Ÿ?? Provide training and education to the child care field
Ÿ?? Prepare people for jobs in the child care field
Ÿ?? Support quality child care through accreditation programs
Ÿ?? Help parents find child care
Ÿ?? Ensure nutritious meals for children

New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development

The mission of New Directions Institute for Infant Brain Development is to provide parents and caregivers with training and tools to help every infant, toddler and pre-schooler in Arizona develop a healthy brain and enter school ready to learn.

As scientists discover new information about how the brain develops and learning occurs, the Institute translates these findings into ways parents and caregivers may promote healthy development of the brain. Greatest emphasis is on birth to three when 90 percent of brain development occurs.

Arizona Family Planning Council

Arizona Family Planning Council - free or low-cost family planning services.

Family Planning is choosing when or if to get pregnant.

49% of all pregancies in the United States are unplanned (i.e. mistimed or unwanted). Through a network of community based subcontractors, the Council offers free or low-cost family planning services based on family income. All services are confidential.

Teens seeking services without parental involvement may receive confidential services based on their individual income, however we do encourage parental involvement.

Arizonans for the Protection of Exploited Children and Adults (APECA)

APECA strives to preserve the dignity and well-being of commercially and sexually exploited children and adults through prevention, intervention and education.

In 1959, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which asserts that the child, by reason of physical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care.

Through its adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the world reaffirmed its commitment to children's rights.

Free hotline to help parents

One of a Kind
The Girls and Boys Town National Hotline is the only hotline that children and parents can call with any problem at any time:

* Open 24-hours a day, every day at 1-800-448-3000
* Spanish-speaking counselors available; translation services for 100+ languages
* TTY line available for the hearing-impaired at 1-800-448-1833
* Counselors can help find services and agencies in the callers' local community

Support resources for pregnancy and postpartum depression

Postpartum mood disorders may be caused by a combination of factors: hormonal changes during pregnancy and delivery, a lack of sleep, the physical stress of pregnancy and delivery and the demands of caring for a newborn. The onset can be anytime up to the baby's first year of life.

Signs of pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders:

-appetite and sleep changes
-exaggerated highs and lows
-feelings of worthlessness/inadequacy as a parent
-fatigue, disinterest, lack of joy
-anxiety, racing heart, dizziness, shaking