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 If you need quick, clear info about a cardiovascular topic, we have it all!
Discipline guide for parents Tips on how to help your kids learn right from wrong in the healthiest ways possible for every age and stage.
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 Kimberly Reisig for more information.
Cradle of Hope This organization provides free pack-n-plays to families in financial crisis situations who might not otherwise have a safe place for their baby to sleep. We serve as their downtown St. Paul pack-n-play crib site.
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. Learn more:
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 of the fight 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.