The Sharon Cooperative School occasionally receives information on local resource centers and professionals. We post this information for you here. As always please check with your doctors and insurance companies first as needed.

Early Childhood Mental Health

Safe and Toxic plants

Safety

Talking with preschoolers about disaster

Media Coverage of Traumatic Events – National Center for PTSD

5 Tips on Talking to Children About Scary News – CNN

Helping Children Cope with Tragedy Related Anxiety – Mental Health America

Kids & Trauma

Talking to kids about news: 

Children and Firearms:

Children and Grief:

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: 

Understanding Violent Behavior in Children and Adolescents: 

Diaster Resource Center: 

Learning with your Child

Learn with Me

Play with Me

Talk to Me

Think with Me

Help me grow

tv your child

Toys, Play and Young Children

Truce Toy Selection Guide 11 12

media action guide

Healthy Eating

DEVELOP HEALTHY EATING HABIT

Phrases that HELP and HINDER

Brochures from the Department of Early Education and Care

approaches to learning

cognitive development

language communication development

physical health and well being

parent guide

social emotional development

Self Help, Inc. Community Partnerships for Children Objectives

  1. Enhance collaboration among families, community programs, businesses and other organizations to reduce duplication of services and promote equitable services.
  2. Provide comprehensive early childhood programs and services for young children of working families. Provide early childhood programs and services that are high-quality.
  3. Conduct community outreach to ensure that children have opportunities to participate in a program that meets their needs and the needs of their families.

SHI/CPC provides a Resources Directory for families.

Home, Health and Child Care, 15 Jonathan Drive, Brockton, MA 02301, 508-588-6070, www.hhcc.org
Home Health & Child Care Services, Inc. (HHCC) is recognized for providing innovative state-of-the-art programs that assist and support individuals in making informed decisions regarding family care services. These services satisfy demonstrated community needs such as in-home care, child care information & consultation, and training for parents, childhood professionals and employers.”

Family counselor, Andrew Margolian, 132 Central Street, Foxboro, MA 02035, 508-698-9100.

May Institute, 41 Pacela Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, 877-313-3833. www.mayinstitute.org
May Institute is an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides educational, rehabilitative, and behavioral healthcare services to individuals with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities, brain injury, mental illness, and behavioral health needs. The Institute also provides training and consultation services to professionals, organizations, and public school systems.

ASD Clinic, Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic, 41 Pacella Park Drive, Randolph, MA 02368, 877-313-3833 www.nationalautismcenter.org

South Norfolk County Arc, 789 Clapboardtree Street, Westwood, MA 02090. wwwsncarc.org.
Our mission: To advocate for and provide supports and services to people disabled by mental retardation and other developmental disabilities and to their families.

Schwartz Center for Children, Early Intervention program, 508-996-3391. www.schwartzcenter.org/whatweoffer/early-intervention.htm
The Early Intervention Program evaluates and serves infants and young children, birth to age 3 years old, who are at medical or environmental risk of delay or who are delayed in the development of: Speech & Language, Learning, Motor Skills, Vision & Hearing, Social Interaction, Self-Help Skills

Enable, Inc. 275 Prospect Street, Norwood, MA 02062, 781-255-1817. enableinc.org
Enable, Inc. is a nonprofit which provides a variety of educational, social, rehabilitative, and vocational services to children with or without established disability or children who are at biological or environmental risk for developmental delay. Enable creates for all these children and their families a continuum of unique and innovative services that facilitate growth and family integration. These services, which are child-centered, family-focused, and delivered in a developmental context, enable individuals to realize their potential.

Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital, www.braintreerehabhospital.com
Braintree Rehabilitation Hospital’s Outpatient Pediatric Clinics provide evaluation and treatment services for children and adolescents who are not achieving their physical, functional and communicative potential. Every one of our Pediatric Clinics is staffed by licensed and certified therapists with specialized training in pediatrics. Each Pediatric Clinic offers a child-friendly and family-focused environment. Conveniently located, each clinic is handicapped-accessible and offers ample free parking. Our therapists work as a team with families and physicians to set goals for each child. To ensure success beyond our walls, we collaborate with home, school and community programs to help with carryover to all environments; home, school and play.

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation, www.asthmaandallergies.org
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support to people through a network of Regional Chapters, Educational Support Groups and other Local Partners around the U.S. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures. In addition, the mission of AAFA’s Web site is to provide online access to AAFA’s reliable, validated asthma and allergy information and tools to families, patients, parents, healthcare providers, policymakers and others. Support Groups located at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth and Pediatric Specialists in Foxboro.

Child Care Yellow Pages from the DEEC.

Department of Early Education and Care Website: www.mass.gov/eec

Southeast and Cape Regional Office

1 Washington Street, Suite 20, Taunton, MA  02780-3960

Telephone: 508-828-5025               Fax: 508-828-5235

Regional Director:  Michael Avery           Program Supervisor:  Joyce Holen     x 556

Large Group and School Age Licensors: Our licensor:

Renee Collyer      x558

 

MA Department of Early Education and Care-Boston Office

Teacher Qualifications Unit:  617-988-7806, 617-988-7807, 617-988-7808

Background Records Check Unit:  617-988-7801

MA Department of Agricultural Resources

617-626-1781                      Website: www.mass.gov/agr/ipm

Information regarding law “An Act to Protect Children & Families from Harmful Pesticides”

MA Department of Children and Families

Child at risk hotline: 800-792-5200                        Website: www.mass.gov/DCF

MA Department of Public Health

Public Health info line:  800-627-7968       Website: www.mass.gov/DPH

National Child Care Information Center

Website: http://nccic.acf.hhs.gov/

National Food Service Management

Website: www.nfsmi.org

Resources for child nutrition and food programs, including recipes and menus

National Program for Playground Safety

800-554-PLAY                   Website: www.uni.edu/playground

National Resource Center for Health and Safety in Child Care

800-598-KIDS                    Website:  nrckids.org

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission

800-638-2772                      Website: www.cpsc.gov

Information regarding alerts and recalls and to report a dangerous product or product related injury

United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service

Website:  www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/care/publications/tools.htm

Information and resources regarding child care food programs, nutrition pyramids and child meal patterns

Alliance for Childhood

Website: www.allianceforchildhood.org

Promotes policies and practices that support children’s healthy development

American Academy of Pediatrics

Website; www.aap.org

Information and resources for addressing children’s health issues

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Website:  www.cdc.gov

Information and resources for addressing childhood diseases

Infant and Toddler Resources and Articles

Website:  www.zerotothree.org