|Parenting Resources - General Parenting
Bright Futures offers a variety of materials and resources developed specifically for families.
Coordinated School Health Program provides useful school health information.
Family Education contains general parenting information, as well as, educational topics and activities for parents. Sections are divided into different age groups. Additionally, the site features a family entertainment section where parents can view games and activities to enjoy with their children.
Family Health Line 1-800-451-2229 is a statewide, toll-free hotline that provides information to callers on the Healthy Start Program, breastfeeding education, WIC, immunizations, family planning, well baby care, interconceptional care, Medicaid programs, the MomCare Program and other maternal and child health programs. Counselors have the ability to access interpreters when speaking with callers who do not speak English. TDD services are available for the hearing impaired.
Florida CHARTS provides health statistics such as births, deaths, disease morbidity, population, and behavioral risk factors.
Florida Department of Education Families page includes information from various areas to assist families in learning more about services. Topics include safety, school choice, and testing.
Through the Healthy Start website, parents may find local Florida Healthy Start services. Healthy Start services are free and available to pregnant women, infants and children up to age three. Services include information and referral, comprehensive assessment of service needs, ongoing care coordination and support to assure access to needed services, psychosocial, nutritional, and smoking cessation counseling, childbirth, breastfeeding and parenting support and education, and home visiting.
Florida Healthy Families website provides information about services that include voluntary, free, home visiting services that strengthen families, promote positive parent-child relationships and optimize the health and development of children.
This Nemours Foundation site provides doctor-approved health information about children from before birth through adolescence.
March of Dimes provides information on how to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
The website tells how to create a Children's Services Council in your county.
Zero to Three’s web site includes a section for parents who have children ages 0 to 3. The website has both parent and professional sections. In the parent section, there are articles on child development, weekly messages to parents, a guide to helping parents whose child is going through a developmental assessment, information on developmental milestones and more.