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Parents Need to know about CyberBullying

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Every parent wants to keep their child safe, but for today’s kids, threats don’t just exist in the physical world. These days, cyberbullying—bullying that takes place on social media, over text and email, and in other online venues—is everywhere. A 2018 Pew Research Center study found that 59% of US teens had experienced cyberbullying, and 63% consider it a major problem. As …

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The Family Connection

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Great parenting doesn’t happen in isolation. The Family Connection provides a regional parenting hub where parents can come together, learn effective parenting skills from certified parenting educators, be introduced to community resources and find support from other parents. Parenting is hard work! As Southern Oregon’s Parenting Hub, The Family Connection and The Oregon Parenting Education Collaborative (OPEC) were founded to …

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Matching Grandmas2Go-Family Coaches with Struggling Families

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We all know that babies don’t come with an “instruction manual!” What’s a mom or dad to do when they need help? The answer: … call Grandmas2Go-Family Coaches and be matched with a “trained and trusted” community volunteer Grandma! The idea for this program came from Linda Otto, when she realized through her work as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), a …

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace: Providing Beds for Children in Need

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Sleep in Heavenly Peace began in Twin Falls, Idaho in 2012 when a group of people built a bunk bed as a service project. After building a second bunk bed with the leftover lumber, they offered it for free on Facebook with an overwhelming response. They soon realized that the need is out there for beds for children – the …

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Women, Infants and Children WIC – Jackson County

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The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a free nutrition education program that helps families identify healthy nutrition choices that work for them. Why WIC? Women on WIC eat a healthier diet, have healthier babies and receive early prenatal care. Infants born to WIC mothers weigh more and have improved growth and development rates. Children on WIC eat …

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Moms Club of Medford

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  The Medford chapter of MOMS club was founded in 2000. We are a non-profit organization that offers fun, support, and encouragement to at-home moms in the Rogue Valley. Experienced moms, new moms, and moms new to the area all come together to make up our group of amazing women! We offer twice weekly playgroups, field trips, family friendly community …

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T1 Dynamite: A Southern Oregon group for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families

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This is a support group for kids under age 25 who have type 1 diabetes. In the world of diabetes, type 2 diabetes tends to get most of the attention, leaving people with type 1 lost in the mix. Of the 26 million Americans living with diabetes, only 5% of that 26 million have type 1. I have started a group for local …

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Birthday Parties for Kids

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By Michelle Jensen, Parent Resource Center One idea is that simple can be better. The younger the child, the simpler the celebration you may want to hold. Who doesn’t want to celebrate their child’s birthday? It’s a time for celebration, fun, family and friends. It’s a time to honor that child‘s special day. However, many times over the years I …

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