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SVH: Child Development Center — Resources for Parents

Resources for Parents

Nurse Consultation
Does the child have medical complications requiring a nursing perspective? Are there issues regarding failure to thrive, nutrition, or medications? Our nurse consultant assists parents with these concerns. Her background as a Marriage and Family Therapist enables her to help support families with their decision making process regarding their child’s health and wellbeing.

Support Groups
Parents and other interested adults are invited to participate in our rap groups. They meet monthly to network and share information, learn about resources, and discuss parenting and topics of specific interest to caregivers of children with special needs. Please refer to the calendar section for dates, times, locations and the topics to be discussed. We welcome your suggestions for topics and discussion themes.

The Babbler
The Babbler is a monthly newsletter for parents. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send us an email.

The Scribbler
The Babbler is a monthly newsletter for parents. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please send us an email.

Other Resources
Please send us information on additional resources so that we can share it with others.

Autism
Autism Research Institute (ARI) (619) 563-6840
Child Care
California Child Care Resource and Referral Network
Down Syndrome
Ventura County Down Syndrome Association (805) 378-5129
Down Syndrome Association of Los Angeles (818) 718-6363
Education
California Department of Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Child Development Policy Advisory Committee
Epilepsy
Epilepsy Support Group (805) 494-0954
Parents
Parent Soup
I Am Your Child
Foster Parent Information
Rainbow Family Resource Center (Ventura County) (805) 485-3177
(805) 522-8030
Family Focus Resource Center (LA County) (818) 677-5575
National Parent Network on Disabilities
Exceptional Parent Magazine
Learning Network Parent Channel
Social Services
California Department of Social Services
SELPA (805) 383-1920