Resources

We have a wealth of resources for parents and caregivers included in this section.   Resources are listed alphabetically by resource topic.

Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol

Abuse  (Physical/Mental/Sexual)

ADHD

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Central, VA (CHADD)  804.379.6706
    www.chadd.org

Adoption & Foster Care

Allergies

Autism & Aspergers Syndrome

Babysitting

Background Checks for Childcare Givers

Birth Certificates

Birth Defects

Birthday Parties

Books and Reading Resources

Blindness

Breastfeeding/Nursing Help & Supplies

Brain Injuries

Braces/Orthodontics

Car Seats/Child Passenger Safety

Child Backover Safety

Cotillion

CPR/Health Safety

Deaf-Blind

Death of a Parent, Child or Sibling

Diabetes

Disabilities and/or Chronic Illness

  • Nat’l Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY): Online information about various disabilities and illnesses that affect youth.  This website can also help with local resources.  http://nichcy.org/
  • Brave Kids:  Online community for children w chronic illnesses or disabilities and their families (including siblings).  Check out the searchable resources directory.  www.bravekids.org
  • Starlight Starbright Children’s Foundation:  Helps children with serious illness combat medical and emotional challenges.  www.starlight.org
  • Heart and Mind Therapy Services – Addressing the Needs of the Heart with the Brain in Mind. We are a group of professionals with different specialties and speak many languages of healing (play, art, music, and more). We have extra training in the areas of early trauma/neglect, adoption, developmental disorders, anxiety, life transitions and grief/depression. We offer individual, family and group therapy for all ages.

Down Syndrome

Drug and Medicine Databases & Information

  • NIH National Library of Medicine:  The world’s largest medical library. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/
  • DrugWatch.com: A comprehensive Web site featuring extensive information about thousands of different medications and drugs currently on the market or previously available worldwide.   http://www.drugwatch.com/

Environmental Issues

  • EPA National Lead Information Center:  800.424.5323  www.epa.gov/lead
  • The Coalition to End Childhood Lead Poisoning:  www.leadsafe.org
  • www.Leadlisting.com to find a state-certified lead removal contractor.
  • National Pesticide Information Center:  800.858.7378

Food Resources & Other Help

Green Living

Haircuts for Kids

Hearing Impairment

Health Resources

Hispanic Family Resources

  • National Hispanic Family Health Helpline:  866.SUFAMILIA
  • National Hispanic Prenatal Helpline:  800.504.7081

Home Schooling

Identification Card for Kid’s

Immunizations

  • National Immunization Information Hotline:  800.232.4636

Injuries

  • Ortho After Hours   3 locations.  Immediate, cost-effective evaluations and treatment of orthopedic injuries.
  • Ortho On-Call  – Orthopaedic Urgent Care

Learning Disabilities

  • Learning Disabilities Council:  804.748.5012
  • Decoding Dyslexia Virginia (DDVA) is a grassroots movement driven by parents focused on providing awareness  and support while serving as Virginia’s central source of information concerning dyslexia.

Lice

  • The Nit Fairies: Treatment Center at 13615 Genito Rd, Suite 2B, Midlothian, VA 23112.  A head lice removal service in Richmond,Virginia that provides confidential, safe, and effective lice removal services to you in the office or in the comfort of your home.  The company consists of moms and medical professionals who have experienced these bugs firsthand.
  • Nit Nurses: A head lice removal company in Virginia with real nurses and providing real health care to families. The best part of their service is that it is offered at a flat rate instead of an hourly fee.
  • Virginia Lice Removal eliminates head lice problem with it’s effective, quick and safe all-natural treatment. Located at 1401 Huguenot Road, Ste. 202, Chesterfield, VA 23113 (Next to Chesterfield Town Centre). 804-337-3124 / 387-6509

Mental Health

  • Memorial Child Guidance Clinic:  804.644.9590  www.mcgcva.org
  • National Mental Health Association Resource Center: 800.969.6642   www1.nmha.org/infoctr/index.cfm
  • Heart and Mind Therapy Services – Addressing the Needs of the Heart with the Brain in Mind. We are a group of professionals with different specialties and speak many languages of healing (play, art, music, and more). We have extra training in the areas of early trauma/neglect, adoption, developmental disorders, anxiety, life transitions and grief/depression. We offer individual, family and group therapy for all ages.

Mom (and Dad) Support Groups – Visit our Parent – Kid Groups section for more information.

Mommy and Me Groups/Parent-Kid Groups

Multiples

Parent-Kid Groups

Parenting Classes

Photographers

Poison Control 1.800.222.1222

Product Safety/Recalls

Single Parents

Sex Offender Databases

Scouting

  • Boy Scouts of America-Virginia Council: To learn more about Boy Scouts and find local chapters.
  • Girl Scouts – To learn more about Girl Scouts and find local chapters.

Standards of Learning (SOL)

Special Needs/Learning Difficulties

  • Special Need G.I.F.T.S. (Getting Involved with Families, Teachers & Schools): For Adults with children who have special needs or learning difficulties.  804.560.7172
  • The Greater Richmond ARC: For caregivers of young children with developmental disabilities.  804.358.1874 ext 3229
  • Special Kids, Special Needs: For help coping with stress and anger, strategies for dealing with difficult behavior, learning and schooling, “why me?” questions, self-esteem, and making time for yourself.  Contact Anita Harrison, LCSW, at 804.712.6020 or Larissa Andersonat
  • For children with physical and intellectual challenges – Buddy Ball – for children ages 5-18 years of ages.

Ultrasound 3D and 4D

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