Birth To Three
Birth To Three Newsletter
For Parents, Alumni and Friends Spring 2010
Parent HelpLine
 Really Helps!
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Parent HelpLine is a great way to celebrate Parent Education Awareness Week. Callers talk to a Birth To Three parent educator. The call is free and confidential. Spread the word to other parents!  Parent HelpLine provides support and information, including referrals to local organizations. We're focused on ages birth-8. This United Way/Success By 6 initiative is located at Birth To Three. Call Sunday-Friday, 9-4, at
(toll-free in Lane County:
Your Gift Matters
Birth To Three receives grants from foundations and companies like Target, which gave us $2,400 to buy children's books that are distributed to Healthy Start/Healthy Families participants. We also welcome donations from individuals. We were honored when 4-year-old Nikko, son of a Birth To Three staffer, chose to give his $6.23 of savings to us. He asked that we buy pencils - black pencils - for children. Those pencils have been given to families in our Make Parenting A Pleasure groups. Anyone wishing to donate to our general services or specific needs is invited to call or e-mail us or donate through our website. Thanks, Nikko and everyone else, for supporting families.
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Spring! The blooming flowers remind us that children blossom, too, when families thrive. Next week, we'll celebrate Parent Education Awareness Week. We're proud to be here to grow our 'community garden' of loving, skilled parents, whatever the season.
Birth To Three Groups Provide Education and Support During and After They Meet
 While Birth To Three groups officially end when the curriculum has been completed, some groups continue to get together. In honor of Parent Education Awareness Week, here are
stories about long-time groups as well as the tale of how far one couple will go to stay with their current group.
Is It "Baby Blues" or Depression?
     Depression or anxiety affects 10%-20% of pregnant women and new moms. While 'baby blues' is a normal part of the postpartum experience, depression affects mom, dad, adoptive parents, the baby and the rest of the family.
      Birth To Three is proud to provide space for a WellMama  pregnancy and postpartum stress support group. It meets every Tuesday morning at our facility. WellMama also offers an evening group in Eugene and groups in Corvallis. The groups are free.
Thought for Today
"Birth To Three is what crime prevention is about. It's about raising our kids right."
- Tod Schneider, Crime Prevention Specialist,
City of Eugene Police Department
Connect with Birth To Three
Become our fan on Facebook or visit us at our website and through our Parent HelpLine (541-485-5211; 1-888-485-5211).
Contact Birth To Three by calling (541) 484-5316, e-mailing us at or using our e-mail form.
Would you like to advertise in this newsletter? Alumni may do so at no charge; others pay $30 for placement in all issues of this newsletter published in the next six months. All ads are subject to review before publication. Interested? Contact Marilyn Milne, communications director.