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Trusted Pediatric Resources

Pediatrics 04The following are trusted sites for information on child health and development issues:

American Academy of Pediatrics (Parent site)

https://healthychildren.org/
The gold standard pediatric resource.

CDC Child Development

https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/index.html
National Center for Disease Control information on child development issues as well as information on common children’s medical conditions including jaundice, ADHD, among others.

Screen Time Management

AAP suggestions and resources

Common Sense Media offers age-based recommendations and reviews for TV, movies, apps, video games and books.

Help Me Grow

https://helpmegrowak.org/
This is the local chapter of a national movement to support caregivers of children birth to 5 and enable early evaluation, intervention and referrals. Their trained care coordinators can be reached at 1-833-HMG-ALASKA

Postpartum Support

https://www.postpartum.net/
One in seven moms and one in ten dads have postpartum mood changes. This is an excellent resource with general information, a national hotline, and local links.

Thread

http://www.threadalaska.org/
Alaska’s go-to resource for finding and choosing child care as well as child care assistance options.
Zero to Three https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/series/parent-favorites
The toddler years are tough! These folks have information on all aspects of parenting infants and toddlers with both educational and problem-solving resources.

Alaska 211

http://www.alaska211.org/
Your information clearing house for all Alaska community resources. Free and confidential. Check out the website or just dial “211.”

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
24/7 free, confidential support for those in distress and their loved ones.

ADHD

https://www.additudemag.com/
https://chadd.org/for-parents/overview/
https://www.understood.org/en
ADHD affects more than just school. Explore these sites for information on the neurologic, behavioral, social and other aspects of ADHD and related conditions.

Learning Difficulties

https://www.understood.org/en
This is a great overview of differences in learning styles including dyslexia, dysgraphia, math challenges and ADHD.

Autism

https://www.alaskaarc.org/
Our local resource for autism-related services.

Vaccines

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/index.html
https://www.immunizationinfo.com/
Our most evidence-based intervention as pediatricians is childhood vaccination. We encourage folks with questions to explore trusted resources such as these and come to us with questions.