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Maternal Health and Wellness
Mothers Online Networks

Childcare Resources

For Fathers

For Grandparents

For Families
Support Services
Help for Aging Parents

Military Families 

Assistance and Support Services
Media Influences and Awareness
Publications we like
Workplace Advocacy

 
Breastfeeding Support

Breastfeeding Support: The Newman Breastfeeding Clinic & Institute has a free forum where women can write/ask questions regarding their breastfeeding concerns. Their staff responds to all questions very promptly and there are excellent handouts and videos to download.

 

La Leche League International
La Leche League is an organization whose sole purpose is helping breastfeeding mothers with a mother-to-mother helping network.

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Maternal Health and Wellness

Army of Women The Love/Avon Army of Women is a partnership between the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation and the Avon Foundation and offers a revolutionary new opportunity for YOU to partner with research scientists to move us beyond a cure. The Army of Women is seeking to recruit one million women nationwide to help researchers learn what causes breast cancer and move beyond a cure to prevention. Women across the U.S. are encouraged to be "one in a million" by learning more and signing up at www.armyofwomen.org.

Childbirth Connection Childbirth Connection is a national not-for-profit organization founded in 1918 as Maternity Center Association. Their mission is to improve the quality of maternity care through research, education, advocacy and policy. Childbirth Connection promotes safe, effective and satisfying evidence-based maternity care and is a voice for the needs and interests of childbearing families.

 

ffl_edited-1.jpgFriends For Life Foundation Mission is to aid those who are breast cancer survivors and their caregivers in a social atmosphere which provides nurturing support, understanding and friendship, as well as encouraging a common bond. They provide support to those currently in treatment, along with their families, in a warm, intimate atmosphere, providing informal discussions and lectures on a range of related topics, including the psycho-social impact of breast cancer on the family, health, nutrition and care giving. Friends For Life Foundation focuses on the following services:  Scholarships, donated meals, babysitting services, cleaning services and exercise programs. Contact Hillary Sweet for more information at ( 631) 881-0875 or email Hillary@FriendsForLifeFoundation.org 

 

Postpartum Support International (PSI):Many women are not prepared for the wide range of emotions they may experience after childbirth. They often feel sadness, anger, anxiety, or a sense of inadequacy. The important thing to remember is that the symptoms are temporary and treatable.

 

Postpartum Resource Center of NY: The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. is a self-help organization established to provide emotional support, educational information and healthcare and support group referrals to mothers suffering from prenatal and postpartum depression (PPD).

 

Caring and Connected Parenting: For most mothers, there is a period of time when the center of our world was a warm, soft, remarkable creature that cooed and cried in our arms. But it isn't long before we also feel we are way over our heads. We need help - the kind of help contained in The Caring and Connected Parenting Guide.

 

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Mothers Online Networks

International Mothers and Mothering Network

The International Mothers and Mothering Network is a global consortium of over 80 motherhood organizations.  IMMN's focus is on progressive mothers groups - mothers from the global south, mothers in poverty, mothers who are activists, mothers with disabilities, welfare mothers, grandmother caregivers and others, who are vested in feminist perspectives on maternal well-being, health; including but not limited to, safety, freedom of expression, equal rights, benefits for families and caregivers and support for organizations that encourage a platform for continued pragmatic change-work.

 

Mothers Movement Online: Resources and reporting for mothers and others who think about social change.

Mothers & More Mothers & More is a network for mothers who are – by choice or circumstance – altering their participation in the paid workplace over the course of their active parenting years.

Mommies Network The Mommies Network is a 501c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping moms find support and friendship in their local community. They were founded April, 2005 and currently have 71 communities in 21 states and one Canadian province with over 19,000 members. In 2007 they opened their first "dads-only" communities to support the unique needs of fathers. 

http://www.thedadsnetwork.org/

 

Research on Mothering

The Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement (MIRCI) is the newly launched feminist scholarly and activist organization on mothering-motherhood, developed from the former Association for Research on Mothering at York University (1998-2010). The initiative houses the Journal of the Motherhood Initiative (formerly The Journal of the Association for Research on Mothering), Mother Outlaws, The International Mothers and Mothering Network (formerly IMN), Young Mothers and Empowerment Forum, The Motherhood Studies Forum and is partnered with Demeter Press.

The founder and director of the Motherhood Initiative for Research and Community Involvement is Andrea O'Reilly and the co-ordinator is Renee Knapp.

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Working Mothers Resources

Work It, Mom! An online community for a Working Mothers. It’s not easy to juggle family and career while maintaining your own sanity. Work It, Mom! was created because having a community where working moms can share their experiences, advice, and support can make that daily juggle a bit more manageable. Working Moms Refuge This site calls itself "The Working Moms' Internet Refuge...a home for all of us who live the manic life of juggling.” This is not a corporate image of what your life is like ... or what your life needs. This site is produced by women living the same life as you — we juggle babies and dinners and work and sanity. Come share with us your tales, your tips, your questions ... you can talk to other Moms on the lists and you can always blow off steam on the rant boards. 

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Childcare Resources

Child Care Council of Nassau, Inc. is a private, not-for-profit organization that has served the community since 1972 and has a vision in which every family can access the child care that is needed and that best prepares every child for success in school and life.  

The Council provides child care counseling and referrals to families, professional development and technical assistance to active and potential providers, and offers services to employers interested in the child care needs of employees families. Through research and support of child care friendly public policy and development, Council serves as an informational resource and public voice for issues facing Nassau Countys diverse communities. Child Care Council is located at:
 925 Hempstead Turnpike, Suite 400
 Franklin Square, NY 11010 

Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Parent Services Referral Counselor Hours:  Monday-Friday, 9 AM-5 PM

Toll Free: 1-800-233-3020
Administration: 516.358.9250
Parent Services: 516.358.9288 
Fax: 516.358.9287

For general questions please email:  info@childcarenassau.org 

The Child Care Council of Suffolk, Inc. is the not-for-profit planning and coordinating agency dedicated to making child care work for all of Suffolk County's diverse communities. Through advocacy, education and resource and referral the Council takes a leadership role in supporting children, families, providers, employers, and the public to ensure that quality child care takes its place as an integral part of society. 60 Calvert Avenue
Commack, NY  11725
Executive Director: Janet Walerstein
Phone: 631-462-0303
Fax: 631-462-1617

Email: resourcereferral@childcaresuffolk.org

Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Child Care Search, Child Care Intake Form and Provider Training Registration available on website 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA) NACCRRA, the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies, is our nation’s leading voice for child care. They work with more than 800 state and local Child Care Resource & Referral agencies to ensure that families in every local community have access to high-quality, affordable child care. They lead projects that increase the quality and availability of child care, offer comprehensive training to child care professionals, undertake research, and advocate child care policies that positively impact the lives of children and families.


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Children’s Health and Wellness North Shore Child and Family Guidance Center (Regional) A leading children's mental health agency on Long Island providing a range of mental health services for children, youth, and families.


NYU Child Study Center The Center was founded in 1997 to improve the treatment of child psychiatric disorders through scientific practice, research, and education, and to eliminate the stigma of being or having a child with a psychiatric disorder. They have made major strides towards fulfilling this mission: their research, clinical, educational, and community services have expanded and grown in new directions. In the face of increased threats to our security and safety, their work has highlighted the importance of strengthening resilience in all children as a preventive strategy to enhance and protect their psychological well-being. The NYU Child Study Center publishes the Parent Letter which provides parents with tips and advice on special topics relevant to teenagers and school-age children. 


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Early Learning and Development

The Born Learning Campaign: Children are constantly learning, right from birth. Their early years are the foundation for growth and development. Explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning experiences.

 

CIVITAS Civitas is the communication group that produces Born Learning™, a public engagement campaign that provides important information about what young children need every day to ensure quality early learning. This is support for your critical role as parent.

 

eyi_logo.pngThe Early Years Institute: is a catalyst for new ideas, partnerships and resources that ensure all children have what they need to succeed and to expand the public will to increase investments in young children.

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The Early Years Istitute is thrilled to formally introduce our newest creation, Pick-a-Park. The launch of this new program will be the most comprehensive searchable online inventory available for the nearly 700 parks across Long Island. The database will feature detailed descriptions and photographs of each park and will be searchable by zip code and specific family-friendly facilities such as bathrooms. Our goal is to encourage families and programs to bring children outdoors!
 
Through LINCK, we're not only seeking improved social, cognitive and health outcomes for children, but as a national demonstration site for connecting children and nature.
 

Please visit www.eyi.org for more information or call 516.304.5480.  

  

Zero to Three
ZERO TO THREE's mission is to promote the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. Their link for parents gives you access to "Parenting A-Z".
 

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For Fathers

Dads & Daughters: Dads and Daughters is the national advocacy nonprofit for fathers and daughters. DADs inspires fathers to actively and deeply engage in the lives of their daughters and helps change the cultural messages that devalue girls and women.

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For Grandparents
National Committee of Grandparents for Children's Rights
A coalition of concerned grandparents, citizens and agencies united to create one powerful voice to advocate and lobby for legislative changes that protect the rights of grandparents to secure their grandchildren's health, happiness and well-being.

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For Families

Family Place Libraries™ is a network of children's librarians nationwide who believe that literacy begins at birth, and that libraries can help build healthy communities by nourishing healthy families. The Family Place Libraries network currently includes more than 250 sites in 25 states and continues to grow.

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Assistance and Support Services

LotsaHelpingHands: Lotsa Helping Hands can help you or someone you love to easily organize family members, friends, and others during times of medical crisis, family caregiver exhaustion, or when caring for an aging loved one. Or just coordinate a group of volunteers for your neighborhood, school, religious institution, or Scout Troop. Whether coordinating volunteers for meals, rides, or visits, or just sharing photos, medical status updates, well wishes, or vital medical, legal, or financial information with select members of the community, a Lotsa Helping Hands private web community can help.
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Help for Aging Parents

Alzheimer's Association: the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. Their mission is to eliminate Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. "Our vision is a world without Alzheimer's"

Caring Road Support Network, Online Community of Family Caregivers: Caringroad.com is a Web site to help caregivers prepare for what lies ahead, recognizing their options in a timely way so they can find support, locate needed services and make informed decisions about the care of their loved ones.

 

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Military Families

The Soldiers Project is a private, non-profit group of volunteer licensed psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, mental health nurses, and marriage and family therapists that was established to provide FREE confidential counseling to military personnel who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and their loved ones (including girlfriends, boyfriends, spouses, children, parents and grandparents). The Soldiers Project is outside the military; it operates on a private practice model, with free counseling sessions offered in private offices, with no red tape, a flexible schedule, and no limit to the number of sessions.  Visit www.thesoldiersproject.org on the internet, or call Susan R. Cohen PH.D, RN, CS, Co-Chair, Long Island Division, The Soldiers Project of NY at (516) 284-7531.

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Media Influences and Awareness

Campaign for A Commercial Free Childhood: A national coalition of health care professionals, educators, advocacy groups and concerned parents to counter the harmful effects of marketing to children through action, advocacy, education, research, and collaborations.

 

Center for SCREEN-TIME Awareness (CSTA), the leading advocacy organization on the impact of electronic media on health, education, family, community and in the workplace.

 

Commonsense Media: This organization's goal is to provide trustworthy information and create a forum where adults and kids can learn from each other, speak out, and participate in creating a responsible and enjoyable media environment for everyone.

 

ScreenIt.com provides comprehensive reviews of movies and videos. A great resource to help parents make informed viewing choices about movies for their family. Free and paid services available.

 

Smart Television Alliance (STA) is a coalition of national nonprofit organizations untied by a shared commitment to improving what our nation's children see on television. Through online tools, resources and children's television programming recommendations from expert media nonprofit organizations, STA seeks to help parents and caregivers make smart choices about television viewing. By Promoting the viewing of educational and informational programming, STA will build a market for more high quality children's TV shows.

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Publications We Like

Brain, Child

Brain, Child is a quarterly print publication that reflects modern motherhood-the way it really is.  It’s been called “The New Yorker for cheeky mothers.”  We like to think of Brain, Child as a community, for and by mothers who like to think about what raising kids does for (and to) the mind and soul. Each issue is packed with fascinating essays, in-depth features, light-hearted parodies, thoughtful reviews, great fiction, plus superb art, photography, cartoons and much more.  Discounted subscriptions available for NAMC members.  

Hybrid Mom

Hybrid Mom is a reality magazine for moms, by moms, Hybrid Mom magazine taps into the minds, hearts and emotions of today’s moms. Moms crave the connection, camaraderie and “real-deal” talk that flows during a nice long coffee break with your best friends. And, how many of us are lucky enough to afford that luxury as often as we really need it? Not many. So here it is. Your coffee break and real-deal talk, in print format. It’s just what you needed. They are part mom, part business woman, part spouse, part volunteer, part community worker, part teacher, part entrepreneur…completely…Hybrid Mom.

 

Long Island Parent

For, by and about Long Island moms and dads. Founded by Liza N. Burby, former editor of Newsday's Parents & Children magazine and noted award-winning local journalist and author who has been writing about and for Long Island parents for 18 years. Dedicated to providing Nassau and Suffolk parents of children birth through age 16 with the information they need to help raise their children. Each issue contains advice from local experts, original award-winning editorial, a comprehensive events calendar, community resources and family activities.

 

Mothering Magazine
Mothering celebrates the experience of parenthood as worthy of one's best efforts and fosters awareness of the immense importance and value of parenthood and family life in the development of the full human potential.

 

Working Mother Magazine

Workingmother.com is the modern mom’s online resource for how to stay balanced–with style! With a focus on balancing work with family (while leaving time for you) they’ve gathered solutions and recommendations to serve and inspire the working mother community. Workingmother.com covers health, careers, parenting, relationships, organization, beauty, fashion (and much more) and their reader-generated momblogs have become an online forum for moms to make sense of the joy and exasperation inherent in being a working mom.
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Workplace Advocacy

National Partnership for Women & Families: The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote fairness in the workplace, quality health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

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MedEdPPD.org: MedEdPPD.org is a professional education, peer-reviewed Web site developed with the support of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The site has two objectives: first, to further the education of primary care providers (pediatricians, family physicians, obstetricians, psychiatrists, nurses, physician's assistants, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, social workers) who treat women who have or are at risk for postpartum depression (PPD); and second, to provide information for women with PPD and their friends and family members.

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