Category: Infant Mental Health

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 […]

Gov. Murphy proposed great investments for kids in FY2023 budget, but what about child care?

On Tuesday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy delivered his sixth state budget address—the first in two years before a full audience at the Statehouse, and outlined his major initiatives for the 2023 budget in order to move New Jersey towards becoming a “stronger, fairer and more affordable” state. Read budget in brief. While the centerpiece of the […]

Tell Our U.S. Senators: Our Young Learners Need Us to “Build Back Better”

On November 19th, the United States House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act which will provide $400 billion for child care and preschool—the largest federal investment of its kind. The funding will provide a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for New Jersey’s children, families and educators by: Making child care affordable for all families with children from […]

Tell Congress to Pass the Build Back Better Bill

Tell Your Members of Congress to Get the Job Done! On Thursday, President Biden announced a final framework for his Build Back Better bill, which will provide transformative change for our nation’s children and families. The bill is described as the most important federal legislative win for children since the 1960s and 1970s, when Medicaid, […]