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Adolescents

HPV Resource Sheet

Pediatric Wellness & Weight Management
The Center for Pediatric Wellness & Weight Management helps children and adolescents lose weight and improve their health through a variety of medical and behavioral health services.

Vaping Education for Parents & Students

Video: Just For Girls

Dental Health Resources

American Pediatric Dental Association - FAQs

CDC - Children's Oral Health Guidelines

CDC Activity Book

Check with your dental provider to find a pediatric dentist near you, or search for dentists near you using the American Dental Association's site!

Facebook Support Groups

Thrive! Moms
A discussion group for moms to connect with and support each other in a non-judgmental environment!

Mother's Milk Club
A support group for all moms, regardless of feeding method, to connect with each other and Valley’s International Board Certified Lactation Consultants from the comfort and safety of home.

General Parenting Resources

Mental Health Resource
This handout gives important information, contacts, and support for parents whose children are struggling with mental health issues.

Top 10 Parenting Tips
This guide lists the top 10 tips for positive parenting!

KidsHealth
Good for children, teens, and adult for age appropriate information.

General Safety & Health

NJ Car Seat Safety
Read the reccomendations for providing the safest way to transport your child.

Video: Pediatric Illness Lecture

Nutrition and Feeding

Valley Feeding Therapy
Valley's Kireker Center for Child Development offers feeding evaluations and treatment for children with varying diagnoses

Solid Starts
Introducing solids to your little one is such an exciting time but it can be stressful too!  If you are dabbling with the idea of baby-led weaning, check out this resource to help ease some anxiety and feel better prepared for the journey ahead. 

Video: Making Healthy Smoothies

Video: Fueling Mom

Positive Parenting Resources

Top 10 Parenting Tips
This guide lists the top 10 tips for positive parenting!

Tina Payne Bryson
Book recommendations: The Whole Brain Child, No Drama Disciple, The Yes Brain

Physical/Occupational Therapy

Valley Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Pediatric occupational therapy at Valley includes a therapeutic sensory gym, activities to develop motor skills, occupational therapy for NICU babies, and more.

Valley Pediatric Physical Therapy
Pediatric physical therapy at the Valley aims to help each child reach their full potential, with a full range of evaluation and treatment services for children from birth to age 21.

Pediatric Audiology
The pediatric audiology team at the Kireker Center for Child Development evaluates and diagnoses all types of hearing disorders in children from birth to age 21.

Video: Tips to Play Like an Occupational Therapist

Video: Tips to Play Like a Physical Therapist

Postpartum Support

Fit4Mom Bergen
Fit4Mom is the nation’s leading prenatal and postnatal fitness program, providing fitness classes and a network of moms to support every stage of motherhood. Thrive Members receive special discounts for Fit4Mom Bergen!

Mommy & Me Walking Group
Looking for somewhere to meet other local moms, connect, get moving, and have some fun?  Join our weekly Mommy & Me walking group!

Video: Contraception & Birth Control After Baby and Beyond

Prenatal Support

Video: Ask The Midwife

Video: Better Health for Black Moms

Video: Fertility 101

Speech

Valley Speech Therapy
Valley's certified speech-language pathologists evaluate, diagnose and treat all types of speech-language disorders in children from birth to age 21

Video: When Should I Worry About My Child's Speech?

Video: Tips to Play Like a Speech Therapist

Valley Support Groups for Moms and Families

Virtual Pregnancy Support Group - Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.
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Valley Moms
Pregnancy and postpartum support group.


4th Trimester Moms Club - Fridays at 2:00 p.m.
Connect with moms during their first 3 months after baby.
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Down Syndrome Family Network201-447-8278


Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group
A support group for parents grieving a loss of a child.

For information: Contact Bonnie Schneider at 201-291-6345, or Rose Marie Ranuro, Butterflies Program Manager, at 201-291-6241.

Healing Hearts Bereavement Support Group
A support group for parents who suffered stillbirth or infant loss.
For information: Call Terry Grueter, LSW, at 201-614-6123.


Additional Support & Fun

Storytime Video: The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Storytime Video: Bear Sees Color