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Useful Resources & Helpful Links

Safe Sleep for Babies Approximately 3,700 infants die in the United States from sleep-related deaths, including sudden unexpected infant death syndrome (SUID), accidental suffocation and strangulation. Click this link: from the Virginia Department of Social Services to learn more.

Parenting Young Children Courses utilize the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting curriculum (STEP) for parents/caregivers of children ages birth through 6 years.

CASA Learn more about court advocacy for abused and neglected children.

STOP It Now! prevents the sexual abuse of children by mobilizing adults, families and communities to take actions that protect children before they are harmed. Click on the STOP It Now! link to learn more.

The NRV Food Assistance Directory The Thrive Food Access Network created this directory which contains the details of food assistance programs across the New River Valley in the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski as well as the city of Radford. We hope that community members seeking food assistance find it to be a useful resource to get connected to the assistance they need. Click this link to learn more about the Thrive Food Access Network

The information in this directory was collected in spring 2023 and it is possible that it may have changed. We recommend contacting the program ahead of time to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.

Darkness to Light. Through a combination of research, education, and community advocacy, we use a social behavior change approach to pioneer new training initiatives that bring child sexual abuse prevention to the attention of the broader cultural conversation. Our work empowers adults and organizations to bring best-practices in child safety to their own communities.

NRV CARES is proud to have 3 staff trained as facilitators and can provide this training free of charge to any interested groups in our New River Valley community.

SW Virginia Alliance for Safe Babies has information about how to comfort your baby, including how to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). Do you know what to do when your baby cries? Research shows that crying is the number one trigger that leads parents and caregivers to shake and injure babies. This action can cause severe brain, skull or spinal injuries that may be permanent or even fatal. The good news is that it is 100% preventable. Finding support and learning coping strategies when dealing with your crying baby will help reduce the number of needless cases that occur.

The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley, located in Radford, VA, is a non-profit, human service agency with the purpose of providing programs and services to adult and child victims of domestic and sexual violence.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes a wealth of information covering everything from safety at home and the community to immunization schedules and developmental milestones.

Text4baby is a free mobile information service designed to promote maternal and child health. An educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition (HMHB), Text4baby provides pregnant women and new moms with information they need to take care of their health and give their babies the best possible start in life. Women who sign up for the service by texting BABY (or BEBE for Spanish) to 511411 will receive free SMS text messages each week, timed to their due date or baby’s date of birth.

2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides access to services in your community and statewide. All referrals are confidential and you can search for these same services on this site.

VA 24-hour Hotline to report abuse or find support, call their number at 1-800-552-7096.

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