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Transitions for Young Children in Military Families – Parent webinar

September 13, 2017

When a Service Member leaves the military, the child leaves the military as well.  The focus of this webinar is on aiding the transition of young children of veterans:  children of service members who have served in the military on active duty, national guard or reserve, and who are transitioning or have already transitioned out of the military. Discussion will include defining the different types of transitions and sharing positive strategies to address the implications when a military family with young children transitions to civilian life. This webinar is written for parents.  Professionals who work with military-connected children may find it … Continue reading

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome – webinar

September 11, 2017

September 19, 2017: Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: What is it and how can it be prevented? Tuesday, September 19, 2017 12:30:00 PM EDT – 1:30:00 PM EDT Every 25 minutes, a baby is born suffering from opioid withdrawal. Maternal opioid use and neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) is dramatically increasing, by nearly five-fold since 2000, providing newborns with greater likelihood of birthweight, respiratory complications, and other critical health conditions. (NIH, 2017). This webinar will describe, review screening and treatment recommendations, and showcase select health programs for managing NAS. Dr. Joseph El Khoury, Assistant Professor in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine at the … Continue reading

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Change to Parent Payment Contractor – English & Spanish notices

July 6, 2017

The July 1 change in billing vendor from Summit to PCG (Public Consulting Group) was announced to families last week.  Notices from PCG to families are posted here in English and Spanish. The PCG toll-free HelpDesk number is 1-844-293-0023.

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Is that diagnosis an established condition?

July 5, 2017

Knowing which diagnoses and ICD-10 codes confer automatic eligibility is vital – and subject to change. Contact Eileen with any questions about medical information that you receive when you are unsure about how it affects Birth to Three eligibility. Look at the updated lists here.    

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Change in Family Payment Process & Billing Vendor

June 29, 2017

The Connecticut Birth to Three System has contracted with Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) to process Family Cost Participation payments.  Beginning July 1, 2017 PCG will replace Summit Technologies and will manage the invoice, payment process and suspension letters. Read this letter for full details.    

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FREE Summer Meals for Kids!

June 8, 2017

Summer Meals Programs provide FREE, federally funded, healthy meals and snacks for children 18 and younger during the summer when school meals are no longer available. There are more than 600 Summer Meals locations statewide! The Summer Meals program is administered by the CT Department of Education. Click here for more information including a list of locations.

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DADDY MATTERS (a 4-Part Web Series)

June 5, 2017

ZERO TO THREE ZERO TO THREE has teamed up with YouTube star La Guardia Cross to create “Daddy Matters,” a 4-part web series that launches today with new episodes every Friday through the month of June. We’ll kick things off with a Facebook Live tonight at 7pm Eastern. Please join us! Daddy Matters explores why dads matter and what matters to dads. La Guardia is the creator of New Father Chronicles which captures life with his adorable young daughters. His candid and always comedic take on life as a dad has drawn millions of engaged viewers and sparks lively conversations on his … Continue reading

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New MOA with CT Dept. of Public Health

May 12, 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Promoting Safety and Connections with Fragile Infants and their Families

April 17, 2017

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 … Continue reading

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Prevent Child Maltreatment & Fatalities

April 13, 2017

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 Click Here for Full Description and Registration http://us15.campaign-      

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Early Autism

April 5, 2017

Yale School of Medicine —  Child Study Center — Cohen Auditorium 230 South Frontage Road New Haven, CT  06519 PRESENTED BY:  TODDLER DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES CLINIC Click for Registration Click for Full Agenda  

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