Education materials and other resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

Patient and Family Education Materials

First Steps First Steps is a parenting support program for younger parents. We offer in-hospital visits, phone support and parenting resource materials to families that qualify for the program. Our program is free of charge and available to families, under the age of 20, that deliver at United Hospital. Throughout the year, we also offer events and programs for families enrolled in the First Steps program, including:

  • Distribution of community resource materials
  • Family activities and events held throughout the year
  • Telephone support for parent
  • A lending library (of both parenting resource and children’s books)
  • In-hospital visits and support
  • Positive parenting support

This program is made possible because of a generous grant and Children’s Hospital Association. Contact us for more information.

Sexual Abuse Prevention Education: MCRC has two staff members trained to facilitate the two-hour child sexual abuse prevention training through Darkness to Light (D2L), an international nonprofit organization. The mission of D2L is to empower people to prevent child sexual abuse. Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children education is a revolutionary sexual abuse prevention training program that educates adults to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse, and motivates them to courageous action. The Stewards of Children program is designed for organizations and corporations that serve children and youth. We offer Stewards of Children training upon request to parents, youth serving groups or other interested learners. Please call 651-220-6750 to arrange a date and time.

Shaken Baby Syndrome Prevention This program provides public awareness and community education about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. Handouts and DVDs are available by calling 651-220-6750.

Shaken Baby Education Nationally based literature has shown that Shaken Baby Prevention Education provided at the time of a child’s birth is effective in reducing the number of babies who suffer the devastating physical effects of shaken baby syndrome or shaken impact syndrome. Midwest Children’s Resource Center (MCRC) was on the forefront to require shaken baby education to parents at the time of their child’s birth in all Minnesota Hospitals. MCRC partners with hospitals throughout the state to provide them with materials to comply with this new Minnesota standard of after birth education Please call Midwest Children’s Resource Center at 651-220-6750 to arrange a training session.


Never Shake a Baby, Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Available in English, Spanish and Hmong
15 cents/per brochure

Babies Cry Card
(packs of 100) Greater Minnesota only
Available in English, Somali and Hmong
$15 /packet

Babies Cry Card
(packs of 100) Mpls/St Paul Metro only
Available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong
$15 /packet


Educational DVD (11 min.) Portrait of Promise: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Available in English, Spanish and Japanese – $26 DVD
Multi Language (includes English, Hmong, Somali, Spanish) – $50 DVD

Postpartum Educational DVD (8 minutes) Portrait of Promise Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome
Available in English, Spanish, French and English closed captioned – $26 DVD
Multi Language (includes English, Hmong, Spanish) – $50 DVD

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Our community partners

When it comes to caring for kids facing abuse or neglect, we don’t do it alone. We work with partners throughout our community who share the same dedication to helping children achieve the justice and brighter futures they deserve. Here are some of the local, regional and national partners helping us make a difference here at home and beyond.

Minnesota child abuse resources

MN Attorney General’s Office
Minnesota Children’s Trust Fund
MN Crime Victims

National child abuse resources


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