Online Parent Support Group- American Behavioral (Employee Assistance Program)

Struggling with the challenges of parenting during COVID-19? Join an online support group with other parents who have similar issues and can offer you ideas, support, and encouragement.  Register for a Parent Support Group by calling 866-750-0512.


Baby Yourself

Baby Yourself Maternity Program is a prenatal program for wellness that is provided through BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama. The program helps ensure expectant mothers and their babies receive the best possible healthcare during pregnancy. This program is available to expectant mothers, regardless of whether or not their pregnancy is normal or high risk.  Baby Yourself is also a qualifying program towards WellBAMA Rewards.

Learn more about the Baby Yourself Maternity Program.

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Parenting Assistance Line

Parenting can be tough.  All parents have times of frustration or stress over the difficulties of raising a child.  The University of Alabama Child Development Resources and Alabama Children’s Trust Fund have partnered to provide a Parenting Assistance Line that can be reached at (866) 962-3030.  Parenting resource specialists are available to listen and offer helpful information and support Monday through Friday from 8am to 8pm.  Messages can be left at any time.  Callers can also request literature about their specific parenting concerns and ask for a comprehensive list of local childcare centers.  Calls are free and confidential.

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The University of Alabama’s Speech and Hearing Center

UA’s Speech and Hearing Center offers a variety of services for children and adults.  Some of their services include:  counseling, speech and language evaluations, speech and language therapy for children and adults, a full range of hearing evaluations, computerized hearing-aid fitting, dispensing, and repair.  The Speech and Hearing Center can be contacted at (205) 348-7131.

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Parent Resource Library

Located in the Child Development Resource Center, the parent resource library has many excellent books, videos, music, parent-child activity kits, and age specific toy totes that are available for checkout. You can also call 205-348-2232 for more information.

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UA Autism Spectrum Disorders Clinic

The clinic provides support to individuals and families affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as professionals in West Alabama through clinical services, research and professional training.

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UA Capstone Family Therapy Clinic

The UA Capstone family Therapy Clinic provides our community with help in resolving personal problems. They work with individuals, couples, and families in clarifying issues, exploring options, and finding solutions to your problems.

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UA Psychology Clinic

Located in the McMillan Building, the UA Psychology Clinic is a mental health clinic that provides a broad range of diagnostic, intervention, and supportive services.

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 Lactation Rooms

The University of Alabama is committed to maintaining a family-friendly workplace and supporting the health and well-being of our faculty, staff and students.  With these goals in mind, and with new mandates established by recent amendments to the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of the Health Care Reform Act, The University of Alabama has established a number of nursing mothers’ rooms in locations around campus. The rooms are designated to provide nursing mothers returning to work or school with a private space to manage lactation responsibilities while on campus.

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Activities

BabyTALK (Teaching Activities for Learning and Knowledge)

BabyTALK is a free program offered at the Child Development Research Center that incorporates songs, stories, and age-appropriate activities for children age birth to 3 and their caregiver.  It also provides a chance for parents to talk about parenting challenges and questions.  Call Leslie Guy at 348-2235 or stop by the CDRC for more information about this wonderful resource.

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Community Music School and Kindermusic Program

The outreach program of the School of Music is located in the Moody Music Building.  Students of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in events designed to enrich quality of life through exposure and study of the arts. Classes, lessons, and ensembles are offered year round. The CMS also offers a thriving Kindermusik program, which introduces the foundations of music to infants and young children. Sign-up for a free, one-time, introductory Kindermusik class by calling 205-348-6741 or contacting Dr. Jane Weigel, program coordinator, at jweigel@music.ua.edu.

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Big Al’s Kid’s Club

Sign-up your children to be a part of Big Al’s Kid’s Club and, as members, your children will receive a Big Al’s Kids Club T-Shirt, a Big Al’s Kids Club Membership Card, a signed photo from Big Al, a birthday card from Big Al, a cookie coupon to McAlister’s Deli, invitations to exclusive events for Big Al’s Kids Club Members, and FREE admission to select Alabama Athletic Events. Roll Tide!