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Watch the Recording – ACNJ/DCF Fall Virtual Forum

Facebook Twitter Linkedin On October 18th, Advocates for Children of New Jersey and the New Jersey Department of Children and Families hosted the 2022 Virtual Fall Forum. Attendees received updates on the latest news and data regarding the Department’s efforts, and learned about forthcoming opportunities to further assist New Jersey children and families to be […]

Promoting Preventive Health Among New Jersey’s Children

One study indicates that missed visits were reported more for certain age groups than others–with nearly half of children ages 2-6 and 7-12 missing well-visits. Comparatively, roughly a quarter of parents of children under age 2 reported missing a routine visit. The same study indicated a higher prevalence of missed visits among Hispanic children in comparison to other racial groups; non-Hispanic Black children had the lowest rate of missed visits.

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.