Category: Infant Mental Health

Nine Takeaways from Celebrate Babies Week 2022

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.

Assembly Women & Children’s Committee Focus on Infant Mental Health

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 […]

Growing HealthySteps in New Jersey

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.

Changing the Trajectory of a Mental Health Crisis: It’s Time New Jersey Makes Infant Mental Health a Priority

Posted 5/24/2022 By Hannah Korn-Heilner ACNJ Outreach and Policy Associate and Nya Earrusso MSW Student Intern/Leontine Young Fellow Over the past two years, the nation has seen an increase in rates of mental health concerns among children, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and racial inequities. In response, a National State of Emergency in Children’s Mental […]