Abuse & Trauma
Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS) Child Welfare Program – Protective services to children, as well as child care resources, helpful links, and information about adoption and foster parenting.
Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS) – 24-hour crisis line for survivors of sexual abuse/assault.
Womenspace – A local organization offering services to adult and child survivors of domestic violence.
ADDitude magazine – Information, personal stories and discussion groups, including a section for parents of children with ADHD.
Attention Deficit Disorder Association – News and information to help adults with ADHD lead better lives.
CHADD – A place where children and adults can learn more and find support.
National Institute of Mental Health – Information, including signs and symptoms and treatment options.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Information on an array of childhood mental health issues.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) – Strategies for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) – Information on anxiety disorders and recommended treatments for children and adults.
Autism Spectrum Disorders
Autism NOW – Information for those with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.
Autism Society of America – Dedicated to increasing public awareness about autism.
Autism Society of Oregon – Resources, education, advocacy and support for individuals and families living with autism.
Bridgeway House – Treatment, enrichment and support for children and families, also fitness classes, education and advocacy.
Direction Service Counseling Center – A local organization offering support, service coordination, information services, counseling and special education dispute resolution for families dealing with autism, developmental disabilities or difficulties at school.
My Autism Team – A social network for parents of children with autism.
My Child Without Limits – Information and resources for parents of children with autism under age 5, including developmental milestones.
State of Oregon Employment Department Child Care Division – Information on child care tax credits, help paying for child care, finding child care, helpful links and brochures.
Counseling (reduced-fee services)
Center for Community Counseling – Counseling services for adults in Lane County, providing individual counseling, as well as anger management groups. Sliding-fee scale.
Child and Family Center – Low-cost, family-based services for children and adolescents, provided by University of Oregon graduate student therapists. Sliding-fee scale.
Center for Family Therapy – Couple, family and individual therapy, provided by University of Oregon graduate student therapists. Sliding-fee scale.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America – Strategies for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Detailed information on an array of childhood behavioral issues, including depression.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) – Information on identifying symptoms of depression and effective treatment options.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) – A non-profit organization whose mission is to promote awareness, prevention and treatment of mental health issues related to childbearing. Access information, local resources and emergency services; call 1-800-944-4PPD for help in English or Spanish.
WellMama – Geared toward moms seeking information, support, resources and crisis numbers in Lane County to help with postpartum blues or depression; call 1-800-896-0410.
Whitebird Crisis Line – A Eugene/Springfield mobile mental health program that provides in-home crisis intervention in emergency situations; call 1-800-422-7558.
National Eating Disorders Association – An online non-profit organization dedicated to education, resources and support for ED patients and their families.
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – Detailed information on an array of childhood behavioral issues.
Baby Blues Connection – Provides phone support through 24-hour hotline, as well as support groups, information, resources and referrals. Baby Blues Connection is based in Portland; call 1-866-616-3752.
Erikson Fussy Baby Network – Get advice for parents regarding infant fussiness, crying and sleep issues. Connect online or call 1-888-431-BABY; information available by phone in both Spanish and English.
Parent Help Line (Lane County) – Provides support for parenting challenges and referrals to a wide range of community organizations based on individual need; call 1-888-485-5211.
Postpartum Support International (PSI) – Offers information for local resources, including emergency services. PSI is the largest perinatal support agency in U.S. Their hotline is available in English and Spanish and serves more than 1,000 callers a month; call 1-800-944-4PPD.
WellMama – Geared toward moms, who will find information, support, resources and crisis numbers in Lane County to help with postpartum blues or depression. You can also call 1-800-896-0410.
Whitebird Crisis Line (Eugene/Springfield) – This mobile mental health program providing in-home crisis intervention in emergency situations; call 1-800-422-7558.
ASQ Oregon – Free developmental screening tool available to parents with children, ages birth to 6.
Oregon Impact Child Safety Seat Resource Center – Child safety seat training, education and information.
EC Cares – Lane County’s early intervention and early childhood special education center, offering a variety of diagnostic and therapeutic options for infants, toddlers and preschool-age children with suspected or confirmed developmental challenges.
Eugene Public Library – Includes general information, events and library services for children and teens.
Family Info Line (Lane County) – Provides free information, referrals and support from parent educators. Available in many languages. Calls are confidential. Dial 211, then extension 5; send an e-mail to email@example.com; or text the word children to 898211, then wait for a reply text before sending your questions.
Oregon DMV Teen Driving – Outlines driving restrictions and privileges for teens and includes a parent guide to teen driving, provided by the Oregon Department of Transportation.
Parenting Now! – Programs, resources and support to make having kids more fun and to connect parents to other parents.
Springfield Public Library – Includes general information and event listings for children.
Eugene School District 4J – Official site of the Eugene 4J School District.
Springfield Public Schools – Official site of the Springfield School District.
Bethel School District – Official site of the Bethel School District.
SleepEducation.com – Valuable insights on infant and child sleep from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.