TPS does not provide a referral service. However, we are pleased to refer you to the Texas Medical Board, the State agency which licenses all physicians in Texas.
The TMB website we are referring you to will allow you to search for a physician by name or by city.
On the TMB website you must first "Accept the Terms and Conditions." Then ‘Enter Search Criteria’ page, click on ‘License Type’ and then select Physician. It will then display a ‘Specialty’ drop box and you may enter the ‘pediatric specialty’ and the city to receive the names and background information of pediatricians in the area you are searching for.
Children with Disabilities
- ADHD Resources: A resource list for parents of children with ADHD. Compiled by the leadership team of the TPS CQN ADHD Project, December 2015.
- The "Learn the Signs. Act Early" campaign has developed a free resource kit of materials on child development and autism for day care providers and teachers to share with parents of children in their care. The Child Care Provider Resource Kit, along with resources for parents and pediatricians, are available for free at www.cdc.gov/actearly.
- Navigate Life Texas: A website for families of children with disabilities. A project of the Task Force for Children with Special Needs.
Child and Family Safety
In times of national tension, children may experience increased exposure to violence, racial bias or other adverse events in their social environments. The American Academy of Pediatrics shared the following links in order to help physicians and parents support children when faced with these complex and difficult circumstances.
- Childhood Exposure to Violence
- Talking to Children About Racial Bias
- How to Support Your Child’s Resilience in a Time of Crisis
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
As public conversations around coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) increase, parents and caregivers play a key role in helping children understand what they hear and cope with any feelings of anxiety or fear they may be experiencing. Parents may also be managing their own stress related to COVID-19 and many are adjusting to new routines as they stay home with their children. TPS has compiled the list of resources below to help adults navigate the challenges that come with parenting during this pandemic.
- "2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)," American Academy of Pediatrics
- "Social Distancing: Why Keeping Your Distance Helps Keep Others Safe," American Academy of Pediatrics
- "Finding Ways to Keep Children Occupied During These Challenging Times," American Academy of Pediatrics
- "Love in the Time of Coronavirus: A HOPE-Informed Guide for Parents," Healthy Outcomes from Postive Experinces
- "HOPE, Engagement, and COVID19," ACEs Connection
- "What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus," New York Times
- "How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus," PBS Kids
- "Tips for Families: Talking About the Coronavirus," Zero to Three
- "Coronavirus and Parenting: What You Need to Know Now," NPR
- "Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus," Child Mind Institute
- "Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- "Coronavirus Disease-2019 (COVID-19) and Children," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- "Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource," National Association of School Psychologiests
- "COVID-19: Protecting Kids from the Fear Pandemic," Hogg Foundation
- "Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)," National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
- Type 1 Diabetes Warning Signs Poster - English
- Type 1 Diabetes Warning Signs Poster - Spanish
- Type 1 Diabetes Handout
- Texas Health Care Information Collection (THCIC)
- Information About Health Care Coverage in Texas
- Texas Health Insurance Risk Pool Information
- Understanding Insurance-Speak for Patients
Parenting Tools for Childhood Obesity:
- PH Behavior Guidelines
- PH Lifestyle Guidelines
- PH Nutrition Guidelines
- PH Nutrition Quiz
- Fuel Up to Play 60
- Learn more about Zika in Texas by clicking on the TPS Zika page here.
Other Zika Resources:
- DSHS Zika website: http://texaszika.org/
- AAP Zika Information: https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/ZikaVirus.aspx
- CDC Zika Information: https://www.cdc.gov/zika/
- Need to file a complaint against a physician? Visit the Texas Medical Board website.
- Struggling with the new eligibility system for public benefits? CPPP’s “Who to Contact” list.
- Pathways.org: A website to empower parents and health professionals with free tools and resources to maximize children’s motor, sensory, and communication development. Click here for their most recent article.
- Bright Futures Patient/Parent Education Handouts provide an opportunity to recall important topics discussed during the visit. They summarize information related to each of the 5 Bright Futures priorities for each visit, and are available in English and Spanish. These handouts can also be found as part of the Core Tools on the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit Web pages.
- Cord blood banking: information on donating and storing umbilical cord blood to help children survive over 80 diseases including leukemia, lymphoma, and anemia
- cordbloodguide.com: a free downloadable guide and user-friendly content related to cord blood and how cord blood banking works.
- Texas Pediatric Society Obesity Toolkit: offers videos and handouts to help parents partner with pediatric providers in the prevention and care of children with obesity.
- Solar Eclipse Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics: offers tips to viewing the 2017 Solar Eclipse safely.