Resources for Parents
Help for Parents When Talking With Their Pediatrician
Identifying developmental delays early and connecting with appropriate resources and support is critical to the health and success of children. However parents may be unsure of when, how, and with whom to address their concerns.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has a flyer guiding parents about how to talk to the doctor about concerns regarding a child's development. Clear steps and suggestions will empower parents to approach the doctor with confidence and be prepared with the right questions. We have modified this flyer to include San Luis Obispo County referral information for parents. The flyer is in both English and Spanish.
Parent Coaches are professionals with years of experience. They build parental strengths, encourage self-care practices, and help parents find age-appropriate parenting strategies. Coaching can help a parent find calm in the chaos and stay focused on what is most important - the parent-child relationship. Download flyer here.
Parents can call directly to schedule a phone session:
Free Milestones Tools
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides free Milestones checklists, brochures and booklets that are available online and by order. These are wonderful tools to help parents identify any signs of developmental delay, while learning more about their child's growth.
- Visit this link for a variety of downloadable Milestones tools.
- To order the Milestones booklet in English or Spanish, visit this order form. Select "Child Development - Learn the Signs. Act Early" under Programs. Press GO and you can request free booklets to be mailed to your site.
The CDC's Free Milestone Tracker App is now available!
Take the Developmental Milestones Quiz!
Contact Parents Helping Parents for help with Special Needs resources. Contact PHP at 543-3277.
Download the Family Resource Center Directory and contact the appropriate Family Resource Center for help from an advocate or other staff member.
Family Resource Centers can help with non-medical needs too, such as food, clothing, and shelter.