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More Resources for Families

Families have many important decisions to make when it comes to their children. We hope the following resources will be helpful as you navigate these early years.

  • Child Development
  • Taking a first step, smiling for the first time and waving “bye-bye” are developmental milestones. These Developmental Milestones ➜ can help you track your child's development and act early if you have a concern.

  • Short video overview of a child’s development from birth to 12 months.

  • Short video overview of a child’s development from 12 to 24 months.

  • Short video overview of a child’s development from 24 to 36 months.

  • Developmental screening is a process involving partnerships with parents to identify concerns about a child's development. Screening alone is not enough to identify a developmental concern. Rather, it helps staff and parents decide whether to refer a child for more evaluation by a qualified professional. The earlier a possible delay is identified, the earlier a program can refer a child for further evaluation and additional supports and services.

  • Sometimes your family needs services or resources but you don’t know where to find them. A list of resources is available on www.NDKids.org ➜ as well as a statewide map ➜ to help you connect to agencies in your area.

  • Children with Special Needs
  • Early intervention services for infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays.

  • Support for families of children with special health care needs and/or disabilities .

  • PSND supports families in the navigation of early intervention and special education services within the state, as the designated Parent Training and Information Center funded by the Office of Special Education Programs. 

  • The transition for a child from early intervention services to early childhood special education services, or other community programs, will be enhanced by collaboration among the family, those who currently provide services, and those who will provide services in the future for the child. The guide for families outlines transition activities and timelines to address key questions that parents and professionals might have about the transition process along with the information and resources necessary to make informed decisions.

  • Financial Assistance for Families
  • Child care is often one of a family’s biggest expenses. Juggling child care costs and a parent’s earnings can be challenging. Whether it’s the cost of child care, help meeting your family’s nutritional needs, or paying for home heating costs, there may be assistance to help .

  • Child Well-Being Services
  • To report suspected child abuse and neglect, call the Statewide toll-free Child Abuse & Neglect Reporting Line 1-833-958-3500, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday (7 a.m.– 4 p.m. Mountain Time)
    A dedicated team of specialized CPS intake professionals will answer your call and gather all needed facts so local CPS workers can act quickly to protect children.

  • Child support application and procedures for your state
    Phone: 1(800) 231-4255 or (701) 328-5440

  • Where to Turn During a Crisis
  • FirstLink is a free, confidential service available to anyone 24/7/365 for listening and support, referrals to resources/help and crisis intervention. FirstLink answers the 211 help line, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and communicates via Text line 898-211

  • It doesn’t matter who you are, how old you are or where you came from. Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota offers programs to support and strengthen you and your loved ones at every stage of life.