The material provided here is for informative purposes only. If you need specific medical advice, please call our office for an appointment or to speak with one of our advice nurses. Check other additional resources below:


General Resources

Symptom Checker from the AAP

Look up your child's symptom and find information.

A wealth of pediatric information and the latest news at your fingertips, from he American Academy of Pediatrics.


A wide variety of health information for parents, kids and teens.



Vaccine Education Center

From one of the nation's leading children's hospitals, everything you could want to know about vaccines, from how they work to safety information

American Academy of Pediatrics

From the AAP, find what immunizations your child needs and get detailed information about the diseases we can prevent.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Information from the CDC, with a special page for parents.

Vaccinate Your Family

Another great site to help answer your questions and keep you updated on vaccine issues.

Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler

Enter your child's birthdate to find out what vaccines he or she needs and when.


Safety Tidbits

Poison Control

Call 1-800-222-1222 if your child has swallowed or been exposed to a possible poison. The experts at Poison Control have a multitude of resources and experts at their fingertips and will guide you through any actions you need to take. Be sure to program the number into your cell phone, so you can call them from anywhere! The website has poison and safety information, a newsletter, and you can also download the Poison Control app to your phone.

First Aid & Safety

Keeping your child safe is your top priority. Learn how to protect your child inside the house and out, what to do in an emergency, how to stock a first-aid kit, where to call for help, and more. From KidsHealth.

Kids in Danger

A nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting children by improving children's product safety. Check out information about the latest recalls. You can also sign up for a monthly email newsletter alerting you to recalls.

Safe Kids USA

Working to prevent accidental injury of all kinds for children worldwide. They are also another source for recall information.

CPSC Recall Announcements and Product Safety Alerts

Straight from the US Consumer Product Safety Commission. You can also search by product type for recalls.

Consumer Reports now has a Safety Alert page, complete with videos on bike helmet safety and safety gates.

Randall Children’s Hospital Safety Center

A treasure trove of safety equipment and advice, located at Emanuel Hospital. Learn something new every time you visit. And they have free valet parking!

Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Safety Center

Safety information online, and you can get a personal helmet fitting in the lobby of Doernbecher Children’s Hospital… the helmet prices are a bargain!

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Disablity Resources

HERO Kids Registry is a voluntary, no-cost system that lets any Oregon family share critical information about their child’s health before an emergency. The information can be quickly and easily accessed by emergency medical services (EMS) and hospital emergency department (ED) providers, so they have the information they need when they need it.

  • In an emergency, the person calling 911 gives the dispatchers your child's HERO Kids Registry ID number, or just tells them the child is registered.
  • Once EMS and ED providers know your child is registered, they can get the information you provided in less than 90 seconds, through a confidential provider line or the Emergency Department Information Exchange.

HERO Kids Info:

HERO Kids Registration

Swindells Resource Center:

FACT Oregon:

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Help/Crisis Lines

Crisis Line #988 National Suicidal Prevention

  • -call, text or online chat

Crisis Text Line #741741 Text the word “HELP”, 24 hr volunteer line

For assistance and/or consultation:

BIPOC, Black, Indigenous, People of Color Crisis Line:

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Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is, or can be, repeated over time. Bullying includes threats, spreading rumors, physical or verbal attacks, and intentional exclusion or marginalization. Bullying can take place in or outside of school. Cyberbullying takes place via phones or computers, can happen anytime, and can be as harmful as in-person bullying. Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If you are bullying, it’s not cool!

I might be being bullied

  • SPEAK UP: If you feel uncomfortable with the comments or actions of someone… tell
    someone! It is better to let a trusted adult know, than to let the problem continue.
  • GET FAMILIAR: with what bullying is and what it is not. If you recognize any of the descriptions, you should stay calm, stay respectful, and tell an adult as soon as possible.
  • If you feel like you are AT RISK of harming yourself or others get help now!

*Between 1 in 4 and 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. Many fewer have been cyberbullied.

*Studies also have shown that adults, including parents, can help prevent bullying by keeping the lines of communication open, talking to their children about bullying, encouraging them to do what they love, modeling kindness and respect, and encouraging them to get help when they are involved in bullying or know others who need help.

*When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time


US Department of Education- Stop Bullying Now:

*State Laws and Policies *What Kids Can Do *What Schools Can Do *Training’s Not Okay:

It Gets Better Project:


Car Seat Safety

How long do children need to ride rear-facing? How do I install a car seat? What should I look for in buying a new car seat? When do I move my child to forward-facing? Here's where you can find some answers.

Car Seats: Information for Families

From choosing to installing your car seat, get the latest from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Oregon Impact Car Seat Checks

Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians and trained volunteers will check for correct installation, damage, recalls, and size and age appropriateness. Each seat takes about 45 minutes to check but the peace of mind will last for years! You can also link to advice for recycling your old car seat, when to replace a car seat if there has been an accident, and car seat recalls.

The 5 Step Test to graduate from a booster

Visit The Car Seat Lady to find a great explanation of the 5 Step Test that your child needs to pass in order to move on from a booster seat. She will fit the seat belt the best once she is at least 4 feet, 9 inches. You might be surprised to know that most kids won’t pass until they are 10-12 years old!

Why should I keep my child rear-facing?

Wondering why you should keep your child rear-facing in the car? Look here for a great explanation of the safety benefits, along with crash test videos that clearly show how rear-facing is better.

Buckle Kids Right – how to properly restrain your child in a car based on age and weight:

Parents Are the Key – campaign to help parents promote safe driving in teens:

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Resource Finder

211 *They have knowledge and contact information for many resources in our area.

Dial 211: Call Mon –Fri 7am -11pm/Sat –Sun 8am -8pm

Text the keyword: children to 898211
e-mail: [email protected]

Information about:

Child care, behavior strategies, school readiness & tips, parenting classes & support, local playgroups, foster care support, basic family resources…

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Mental Health

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Health) – enter your city and this website will then give you information for your area.


What if someone is posting suicidal messages or something disturbing on social media? If you see messages or live streaming suicidal behavior on social media, call 911 immediately; contact the toll-free National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK(8225); or text the Crisis Text Line (text HOME to 741741).

Some social media sites also have a process to report suicidal content and get help for the person posting the message. Each offers different options on how to respond. For example:

  • FACEBOOK’S Suicide Prevention web page can be found at (use the search term “suicide or “suicide prevention”).
  • INSTAGRAM uses automated tools in the app to provide resources, which can also be found online at (use the search term “suicide”, “self-injury”, or “suicide prevention”).
  • SNAPCHAT’S Support provides guidance at (use the term “suicide” or “suicide prevention”).
  • TUMBLR Counseling and Prevention Resources web page can be found at (use the search term “counseling” or “prevention”, then click on “Counseling and prevention resources”).
  • TWITTER’S Best Practices in Dealing With Self-Harm and Suicide at (use the search term “suicide”, “self-harm”, or “suicide prevention”).
  • YOUTUBE’S Safety Center webpage can be found at (use the search term “suicide and self-injury”)
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Electronics & Kids

Campaign to delay giving kids smartphones until 8th grade. Find out more here: