Zero to Five: Helping Families Thrive
Ben Magnussen, MPASpeaker Bio
When and where
This workshop will review the Children’s System of Care’s (CSOC’s) current efforts to support families with young children, with a focus on the “Zero to Five: Helping Families Thrive” initiative. The “Zero to Five” initiative is a collaboration between CSOC and the Montclair State University Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health. Through this initiative, CSOC will increase its capacity to provide effective mental health interventions for infants and young children that strengthen caregiver-child connections; ensure parents and caregivers have the skills and resources necessary to support the healthy social and emotional development of their children and reduce the need for higher intensity treatment interventions at later ages.
At the end of this session, attendees will be able to:
- 1. Describe the purpose and scope of the “Zero to Five” initiative.
- 2. Demonstrate awareness of the larger Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood (MIEC) system in New Jersey.
- 3. Describe how they will Support families’ access to CSOC services and identify CSOC core elements.
10:45 am ET – Waiting room opens
11:00 am ET – Workshop begins
12:00 pm ET – Workshop ends