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From Baby to Big Kid

An e-newsletter that showcases how children learn and grow each month from birth to 3 years. From Baby to Big Kid translates the science of early childhood and offers strategies parents can tailor to their unique family situation and to the needs of their child.
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Seeking Additional Help

Everyone reacts differently to traumatic events. Advice and tips, such as those from this site can provide guidance for coping. Additional help may be needed depending on a person's tolerance level for stress or trauma. If you are interested in additional help for yourself or your child, you can contact a mental health professional or take a mental health screening test.

Looking for a Mental Health Professional
There are several sources for finding a trusted professional to help you or your child. Here are some places to start. Explain that you are looking for a mental health professional to help in coping with a traumatic event and tell about yourself or the family member who needs the assistance.

  • Family Physician, Pediatric Specialist, or other doctor.
  • Company's Human Resource or Personnel Department.
  • Employee Assistance Programs.
  • Health Insurance Providers.
  • School Psychologists and Counselors.
  • Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies—NACCRRA
  • Places of Worship
  • Recommendations from friends
  • Your local phone book—county or local government listings
  • VA medical centers and Vet Centers (for Veterans)

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