Working Together to Support Families Post-Sandy
Bergen's Promise is pleased to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) New Jersey Chapter for the Pediatric Partnership Initiative (PPI). This newly formed initiative is comprised of several learning opportunities for pediatric and family practice providers who serve children and families in communities that were hardest hit by Super Storm Sandy.
The Social Services Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (SSBG-DR), the Department for Children and Families (DCF), and the AAP New Jersey Chapter have partnered to support pediatricians, family physicians and other health care providers as they care for children and families recovering from the impact of Super Storm Sandy.
PPI offers participants, at no cost to them, information on how to manage post-Sandy stress, recognize and assist with children and families in distress and access community resources.
Bergen's Promise hosted two learning collaborative sessions at Bergen County Community College for pediatricians and other health care providers. The first session held last winter featured speaker Lisa Nalven, MD, MA, FAAP who presented on children's adjustment reaction to toxic stress and ways to help build resilience. The second session, held in the spring, featured Manuel Jimenez, MD, MS presenting on motivational interviewing, a technique for counseling patients. Sharon Barron-Seabrook, MD, FAACP, also presented on coding and documentation for mental health issues for pediatric offices.