Last week, in partnership with the New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health (NJ-AIMH) and Montclair State University’s Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, ACNJ participated in Celebrate Babies Week, a national initiative highlighting the mental health needs of young children. This year, our theme was “Early Relational Health: It’s Everyone’s Business.” Throughout the week, ACNJ and our partners engaged families, professionals and policymakers around the state to call attention to the needs of our youngest children.
Author: Lana Lee
Facebook Twitter Linkedin The best time to focus on mental health starts immediately at birth! Check out NJ Spotlight News’ coverage of yesterday’s hearing on infant mental health and on ZERO TO THREE’s HealthySteps’ program, which promotes positive parenting and healthy development within the pediatric healthcare setting. The Assembly Women and Children Committee, in partnership […]
HealthySteps is an evidence‐based program that serves both young children (0‐3) and their families in a pediatric health care setting. This approach is non‐stigmatizing and provides universal access, since nearly all young children regularly see a pediatric primary care provider.
In addition to key data updates, this year’s report explores the effects of the pandemic and the child mental health crisis.
The ACNJ family mourns the passing of Gail Houlihan, a founding member of ACNJ’s Board of Trustees and a true child advocate.