This webpage serves as the community's "one-stop" online resource for early childhood wellness information.
Healthy Pregnancies + Early Childhood Wellness = A Prosperous Central Oregon
Wellness in young children means they have their needs met and they are reaching their physical, emotional, social, behavioral and cognitive (thinking) potential. Early childhood wellness launches a lifetime of learning, success, and productive citizenship.
Maternal Depression and Anxiety
In Oregon, one in four new moms feels depressed or anxious during and after pregnancy. In many cases, feelings of sadness will go away within a few weeks. In some cases, treatment is needed.
If you are experiencing sadness or stress and are pregnant or have recently had a baby, it's important to know that you are not to blame and there is help available.
In an emergency
Call the Central Oregon Crisis Line at (866) 638-7103.
For a non emergency
Call the Postpartum Support International local "warm line" at (541) 728-3427. They will help link you to community resources and support.
The Maternal Mental Health Initiative is working to strengthen screening, referral, support, and treatment services in Central Oregon.
Learn about featured community partners working toward early childhood wellness on our Spotlight pages.
"Keep Kids Safe" License Plate - Available Now
The Deschutes County Children & Families Commission announces the release of the non-profit license plate, Keep Kids Safe. Central Oregon citizens are encouraged to purchase a plate, which will generate a sustainable source of revenue for proven child abuse prevention efforts in our community. For the low cost of $30 (for a two year registration), you can improve the lives of kids and families in our area. You may purchase the Keep Kids Safe license plate from the local DMV or from your local auto dealer when you purchase a new or used car.
For more information, please visit www.ctfo.org/kkslicenseplate.
Print the Early Childhood Wellness Coloring Book
Enjoy reading and coloring with a child while learning about early childhood wellness. See link for the interactive coloring book (in English and Spanish), below.
Learn More about Maternal Mental Health
Oregon Health Authority - Maternal Mental Health
Read the new publication Safe Sleep Practices and SIDS/Suffocation Risk Reduction
Deschutes County Early Childhood Wellness is proud to work with many community partners.
Early Childhood Wellness resources
This campaign was developed in part under grant number 1H79SM059339-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.