On May 23, 2017 Hanger Clinic is sponsoring a clinic from 4 – 7:45 PM (dinner provided) on Clinical and Therapeutic Approaches for Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly, and Craniosynostosis. For more information see : Hanger Clinic Continuing Education or for registration. Birth to Three Providers can use the code “hangeredu” for free registration!
The Office of Early Childhood, Birth to Three System, and the CT Department of Public Health have shared interests for improving families’ access to health and developmental supports. Recently, the ability to coordinate efforts was enhanced by a new Memorandum of Agreement.
Terms are specified for confidential, limited data sharing to improve Birth to Three Child Find for infants and toddlers meeting Birth to Three automatic eligibility due to diagnoses of:
- lead poisoning
- deaf or hard of hearing
- extreme prematurity, extreme low birth weight, and
- selected birth defects including Zika-related disorders
DPH tracking of these children will be enhanced by knowing when they connected to early intervention supports to optimize their development. PII is shared with parent consent.
Both agencies produce required data reports to federal offices under the terms of their grant awards, and to State elected officials and other stakeholders.
Families with one or more members in the military often experience extraordinary stress.
The Military Child Education Coalition is dedicated to providing supports to those families and the educational professionals in their lives. Their goal is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military and veteran-connected children affected by mobility, transition, and family separation.
Events, webinars, online courses and more are available. For example, a webinar on “Helping Young Children Navigate Change” may be found here. Additional Parent-to-Parent, student-to-student and professional training opportunities can be accessed at: http://www.militarychild.org/
Please share the MCEC resource with your military-affiliated families and colleagues.
The CT Hospital Association and the CT Perinatal Quality Collaborative are sponsoring a free training on strategies for Promoting Safety and Connectedness: A philosophy of care for the high risk infant and family.
- Friday, April 21
- 8:45 AM – 4:45 PM
Keynote speaker Stephen W. Porges is a “Distinguished University Scientist” at the Kinsey Institute, Indiana University Bloomington and professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in North Carolina. He is the developer of the Polyvagal Theory linking the evolution of the autonomic nervous system to social behavior.
There is no fee, but pre-registration is required. Continuing education credits are available.
Connecticut Hospital Association 110 Barnes Road Wallingford, CT 06492-0090
For directions, click here.
A Learning Forum on Connecticut’s Campaign to Prevent Child Maltreatment & Fatalities
Building a Brighter Future for Infants & Toddlers:
Connecticut’s Campaign to Prevent Child Maltreatment & Fatalities
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA)
110 Barnes Rd, Wallingford, CT 06492
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Yale School of Medicine — Child Study Center — Cohen Auditorium
230 South Frontage Road New Haven, CT 06519
PRESENTED BY: TODDLER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CLINIC
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Infographic: Addressing Child Trauma in CT
The Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) has published a new infographic showing the tremendous progress made in CT in addressing childhood trauma, as well as plans to address gaps in care for young children.
CHDI also released an Issue Brief “Supporting Young Children Who Experience Trauma: The Early Childhood Trauma Collaborative.” It discusses the effects of trauma on young children and ways Connecticut can support young children who experience trauma.
The final draft of Phase III of Connecticut’s State Systemic Improvement Plan (SSIP) is online for review.
Here is a draft of what will be submitted and a form used to track progress on the Evaluation Plan. Comments are welcome until March 24 to Alice.Ridgway@ct.gov. To review the Logic Model and Evaluation Plan submitted in Phase II, click here.
To learn more about the SSIP and how Connecticut’s stakeholders got to this point, please visit the SSIP webpage at http://www.birth23.org/accountability/spp/ssip/ also available via the Birth23.org Home page menus on the left under How are we doing? > State Performance Plan > SSIP.
Rock Your Socks on World Down Syndrome Day!
What does 3/21 mean to you?
CT Down Syndrome Congress invites you to consider it in the way families of a child with Down syndrome might: the uniqueness of the genetic triplication that leads to Down syndrome.
They also encourage you to Rock Your Socks = wear the brightest, eye-catching, possibly mis-matched socks you can find. When you are asked, “What’s with the socks?” you have an opportunity to explain that you are celebrating all the wonderful things about people with Down syndrome while helping to advocate for individual rights, inclusion, and respect.