About Project Connect NBRC
Project Connect NBRC is a three-year project that focuses on mental health and wellness of young children (birth-five years old). The project, supported through funds from the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) from the California Department of Developmental Services (DDS), is specifically intended to identify and address critical need areas within Napa, Sonoma, and Solano Counties. The aim of the project is to promote the development of an inter-organizational system of coordinated, culturally appropriate infant-family and early childhood mental health services that support young children's social-emotional health and well-being in these three counties. For further detail, please see the Project Overview.
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May Presentation and Panel Discussion:
ACA and Covered CA: Implications for Infant Mental Health
On May 16th, the Project Connect NBRC will be offering a public information event and discussion on the topic of how infant/early childhood mental health needs will be met under the Affordable Care Act an Covered CA. Guest panelists will include representatives from the Department of Managed Heath Care, Department of Insurance, Disability Rights California, Partnership HealthPlan of California, and Beacon Health Strategies. To register for this free, open to the general public event, please go to our Registration page.
Early Childhood Mental Health Community Assessment Tool
Project Connect's Best Practice Task Team has worked hard to develop a Community Assessment Tool that is intended to assess a county's existing ECMH system's resources and capacity. This assessment tool, which is based on current research and best practice for ECMH systems, can provide a starting point for improving existing resource utilization as well as prioritizing resources for system improvement. The Community Assessment Tool is currently in the pilot-testing phase and will be made available for public use when finalized.