Parent Resources

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California Dental Association's webpage developed for its children's oral health campaign. It is a bilingual site (English/Spanish) and it provides helpful information about oral health, brushing and flossing, and an array of oral health information sites, some in Spanish as well.

Central California Legal Services

Legal aid provider for Tulare County offering a broad array of free or low cost services around public benefits, tenant protection and domestic violence protective order services. 

Family Services of Tulare County

Offers mental health services for children and families as well as supervised visitation services, domestic violence services, sexual assault services, and supportive housing services.

Hispanic Dental Association

Website that includes a clearinghouse of bilingual (English/Spanish) language oral health information for patients.

Mouth Healthy

A website sponsored by the American Dental Association, offers oral health information for preschoolers, kids and teens and also has a resource section for educators.

Ready at Five

Comprehensive bilingual (English/Spanish) site with practical information for parents about how to support their young children's educational development and their health. Tips on math, science and literacy are provided. 

Tulare County Breastfeeding Coalition

A webpage on the California Breastfeeding Coalition website with English/Spanish resources for breastfeeding mothers.

Tulare Youth Services Bureau

Provides an array of mental health services, including therapy, medication support services, crisis intervention, sexual abuse services and case management/rehabilitation services.

Baby Center

A comprehensive resource for parents covering a wide range of topics from pregnancy and rearing through childhood.

Cerebral Palsy Information Guide

Provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder.

First 5 California Parent Resources

A comprehensive source for parents organized by four topics: Health; Learning; Activities for infants, toddlers and preschool age children; and Services + Support.

Kids Health

A helpful resource that includes information on children's health and development and offers information in English and Spanish.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

An organization that advocates for access to treatment, research and awareness-raising about mental health. It is a national organization, with state and local affiliates, including one in Tulare County.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Useful tips organized by age of child, type of risk, space & place. It also has Spanish information.

Tulare County Children's Mental Health

County Children's System of Care which is offers mental health services through two contracted providers (Tulare Youth Services Bureau and Turning Point) and through a county-run mental health clinic.

Turning Point of Central California

Provides mental health and behavioral health services, children's mental health services, and other services throughout Tulare County.

Bright by Text

We provide invaluable information from early childhood experts on topics including developmental milestones, brain development, mental health and resilience, social-emotional competence, STEM, language and literacy, nutrition, health and more.

Colorin Colorado

A bilingual website that provides simple guides, webcasts and some PowerPoint presentations, information, and activities for parents and educators working to assist English Language Learners.

Healthy Children

A website developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and includes comprehensive information for parents on health, development, family life and other topics.

Local Oral Health Program

To improve the oral health of all county residents through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Pediatric Health and Safety Guide

Offers many links to information for parents and other caregivers on a variety of topics.

Toolkit for Hispanic Families

A comprehensive toolkit with sections entitled You and Your Preschool Child and Tips for Helping Children Learn to Read. Both English and Spanish Versions.

Tulare County Library

Has an array of online services and resources available at its branches located countywide. Its website and mobile app include features for searching its holdings, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs and ordering items through the San Joaquin Valley Library System and WorldCat, an international loan system. It also has a Facebook page, a program called "My First Library Card" and Storytime for young children.

Zero to Three

A resource to support the well-being and the healthy development of infants, toddlers and their families.

California Smokers Helpline

Offers new promotional materials targeted to smokers who are pregnant or have children age 5 and under.

Community Oral Health Resources

Webpage sponsored by the California Dental Association. It contains general information on children's oral health, sealants, fluoridation, pregnancy guidelines, and tobacco cessation. It has a Facebook page, and while most of the information is in English, there are a few parent tools in Spanish.

Help Me Grow Child Development Chart

Check off the milestones your child has reached and share your child's progress with your doctor at each visit.

March of Dimes

A site with information to help moms deliver full-term babies and it supports research about health issues that impact babies and children. There is a link to its Spanish language site on the main page.

Porterville City Library

Provides services through its Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library, including a link to the San Joaquin Valley Library System, and information about the variety of children's resources and programming.

Tulare County 2-1-1

A program of United Way of Tulare County, which provides telephone based information and referral services and also a service provider database on its website.  Site arranged by category including Infants/toddlers, Mother and infant care, and Parents of Infants/toddlers. For help, simply dial 2-1-1. 

Tulare Public Library

The Children's Library offers a wide variety of children's programming including Preschool Story Time, Saturday programs for children, interlibrary loans, and online services.