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WV Resources

  • Help Me Grow West Virginia
    Parents, families and friends can call to be connected to a care coordinator who can talk with them about how their child is doing, mail a developmental screening tool and connect them to the appropriate resources
  • WV Early Head Start/Head Start Serves pregnant women, infants, and toddlers
  • WV Birth to Three
    A statewide system of services and supports for children under age three who have a delay in their development, or may be at risk of having a delay, and their family
  • WVU Medicine Neurodevelopmental Center
    Provides treatment for children with neurodevelopmental delays including occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language therapy and applied behavior analysis
  • WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities
    Provides a variety of services and supports to individuals with disabilities in WV, their families and professionals who work with them
  • WV Family Resource Network
    Organizations that respond to the needs and opportunities of the community
  • WV Parent Training and Information
    Empowers parents of children with disabilities in their roles as parents, decision makers, and advocates for their children
  • Mountain State Healthy Families
    In-home family education program offered free of charge to families in Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne Counties in WV

National Resources

  • Strengthening Families Action Sheets
    Packet containing a research brief about protective factors and action sheet for providers about their role in supporting families
  • Developmental Assets Framework
    Forty identified positive supports and strengths that young people need to succeed with a focus on relationships and opportunities they need in their families, schools, and communities
  • Touchpoints of Development and Media
    Model of development for parents and children development and nurturing a positive growth in the first touchpoints, or important periods, in a child’s life
  • Bright Futures: Promoting Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Implementation tip sheet for promoting health for children and youth with special health care needs
  • Family Voices
    Site dedicated to the importance of keeping a family involved at the center of children’s health care
  • Parent Favorites from Birth to Three
    A collection of the highest trending resources for the parents
  • CDC Milestone Tracker App
    Track your child’s milestones from age 2 months to 5 years with CDC’s easy-to-use illustrated checklists; get tips from CDC for encouraging your child’s development; and find out what to do if you are ever concerned about how your child is developing
  • Healthy Growth App
    developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics gives care providers the unique ability to create custom handouts for parents on vital topics of healthy growth, nutrition, and physical activity for children 5 years of age and younger. The app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store
  • Promoting Health for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs
    Implementation tip sheet on caring for children and youth with special health care needs
  • Physical and Developmental Delays: What to Look for Tool
    A program toolkit to enhance the health & development of infants and children
  • Parent Toolkit
    How-to videos on a wide range of topics for parenting, including general topics, employment information for parents, and teaching moments for children
  • Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations of Early Learning
    Offers resources for parents/guardians and professionals on areas of child development including both training modules and articles
  • Healthy Children
    Provides developmental information from birth through young adult, common questions for pediatricians, guides on seeking medical treatment, pediatrician locator, child symptom checker, healthy living information, and much more
  • Kids in the House
    Offers webinars, videos, blogs, and a community forum for parents. Has an option for an online parenting advice chat with a professional, immediately connects
  • Text4Baby
    App which provides developmental texts, pediatrician and prenatal appointment reminders, and informational videos. Also includes a community of professionals and mothers to talk with
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