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Birth To Three Newsletter
For Parents, Alumni and FriendsSummer 2010
Quack Against
Child Abuse
Support Birth To Three's Program for Young Parents by buying Great Rotary Duck Race tickets from us!
    95% of the teens in our program have a history of abuse. Now they're breaking the cycle by getting the support and skills they need to raise thriving children.
     Buy Duck Race tickets, be eligible for cool prizes and help us provide two teen groups! A book of 25 tickets costs $125 (or buy whatever quantity you want at $5 each). Stop by our office on Monday-Thursday, 9 am - 4 pm.
          Quack! (Thanks)
Thanks, Board! 
Welcome, new board members! They include David E. Anderson (U.S. Bank); Sheri Great-
wood, (4J School District and a 1987 Birth To Three alumnae);  Linda L. King (University of Oregon); Rachelle Villano, DDS (endodontist); and Phil Weiler (University of Oregon). They join 12 other board members, including re-elected President Liz Gill, a 2006 alumnae. Thank you, everyone, for your service to Birth To Three and the community.
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     Safety matters to you and your family! Here are tips that Birth To Three hopes are useful this summer, when school starts this fall and all through the year.
     If you'd like a free Summer Safety and Fun handout from Healthy Start/Healthy Families of Lane County, please come to Birth To Three Monday-Thursday, 9 am-4 pm. English- and Spanish-language versions are available. We're at 86 Centennial Loop, north of Kowloon's Restaurant off MLK Boulevard.
Keep Baby Safe When the Car Seat isn't in the Car
baby sleeping in car seatChildren's car seats must be installed properly in vehicles. But a new study of children under age 1 points out in the journal Pediatrics that car seats may be hazardous when they are outside of vehicles.
The most common causes of injury outside a vehicle, according to the study? Infants falling from the seats, car seats overturning on soft surfaces, and the seats falling from elevated surfaces like counters or shopping carts.
To prevent injury, avoid placing the seat on tables or other tall surfaces, and don't place the seat where it isn't resting firmly on solid ground.
Two Ways to Make Your Home Safe for a 1-Year-Old 
Think Like a Child Perhaps you remember the exercise in Birth To Three's Wonderful ONEs when you checked for baby hazards in your home by crawling Baby proofing homearound at a child's level. Even if you missed that eye-opening experience, it's a good idea for parents, grandparents, sitters and adult friends to think like a child every once in awhile. Would that cord be interesting to chew on? Would a 2-year-old's finger fit in that slot? Look for any accidents waiting to happen - so you can prevent them!
Create Safety for Little Explorers Young children are naturally curious about their world. Add in a 1-year-old's new mobility, and a parent can get concerned! Create a safe home for your child, set limits judiciously, expect a little chaos...and use these safety tips from Birth To Three's Wonderful ONEs curriculum.
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Hooray for summer! While you are out enjoying the good weather, be sure you and your children or grandchildren are avoiding sunburns. Here is advice on using the right sunscreen at the right time.
Get Your Child Ready for School 
Soon, school-age children will be back in classrooms. Read a pediatrician's advice about getting children back in the routine in a healthy way.
Parent HelpLine is Ready to Help!
Parent HelpLine Logo smallFor advice on your parenting questions and referrals to other resources, call the Parent HelpLine (541-485-5211; toll-free in Lane County, 1-888-485-5211). It's confidential and free. Open Sunday-Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Please tell others, too!
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