American Association of Pediatrics

The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 67,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.​

Learn more: https://www.aap.org


Applied Behavioral Analysis

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a type of therapy that focuses on improving specific behaviors, such as social skills, communication, reading, and academics as well as adaptive learning skills, such as fine motor dexterity, hygiene, grooming, domestic capabilities, punctuality, and job competence.

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Area Clinical Manager (DCF)

The Area Clinical Manager works under the direction of the Director of Areas and will provide direct clinical expertise and leadership to Area Program Managers and a subordinate staff of social workers and supervisors. 

The goal of the Area Clinical Manager is to provide clinical oversight, supervision, training and continuous quality improvement in the delivery of child protective services to those children and families served by the local area office. 

Learn more: http://www.childrensleague.org/area-clinical-manager-department-children-families/ 


Accountable Care Organization

ACOs are groups of doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers, who come together voluntarily to give coordinated high-quality care to their Medicare patients.

The goal of coordinated care is to ensure that patients get the right care at the right time, while avoiding unnecessary duplication of services and preventing medical errors.

Learn more: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Medicare-Fee-for-Service-Payment/ACO


Area Director (DCF)

The Area Director is responsible for addressing all requests to records. They run the whole lair along with an area administrative manager, generally overseeing 100-150 people. 

Learn more: http://www.massoutrage.com/how-dcf-is-organized.html 

AMCHP – Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs

The Association of Maternal and Child Health Programs is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, and families, including those with special health care needs. 

It builds successful programs by disseminating best practices; advocating on our members behalf in Washington; providing technical assistance; convening leaders to share experiences and ideas; and advising states about involving partners to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities

Learn more: http://www.amchp.org/AboutAMCHP/About/Pages/default.aspx 

APM – Area Program Manager (DCF)

The Area Program Manager oversees several supervisors, and are third up from the bottom. The Area Program Manager is also a member of the area office senior management team, involved with all aspects of daily activities of the clinical staff and reports to the Area Director and Area Clinical Manager. 

Some duties include overseeing all clinical and case management activities of assigned units, developing comprehensive quality assurance programs, and collaborating with other state agencies and community organizations in the shared provision of services to clients. 

Learn more: https://lensa.com/area-program-manager-dimock-street-jobs/boston/jd/384eb60780211304c6dbc26dd3bcd163

ASQ/ASQ-SE – Ages and Stages Questionnaire / Ages and Stages

Questionnaire-Social Emotional (tool)

Ages & Stages Questionnaire- Social Emotional tool was developed to help home visiting, early intervention, Early Head Start, Head Start, child welfare agencies, and other early childhood programs accurately screen and assess infants and young children to determine who would benefit from an in-depth evaluation in the area of social-emotional development. ASQ:SE can also be used in comprehensive Child Find systems to screen large groups of children for the early detection of potential social or emotional problems

ASQ:SE is a screening tool that identifies infants and young children whose social and emotional development requires further evaluation to determine if referral for intervention services is necessary. Eight questionnaires are available for different age groups: 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 48, and 60 months of age. Each screens for self-regulation, compliance, communication, adaptive behaviors, autonomy, affect, and interaction with people

Learn more: https://www.cebc4cw.org/assessment-tool/ages-stages-questionnaires-social-emotional-asq-se/

B-3 – Birth to Three

The Birth to 3 Program is a federally-mandated Early Intervention program to support families of children with developmental delays or disabilities under the age of three. 

The Birth to Three Program seeks to help more families access supports and services to help children with delays or disabilities grow and learn. 

Learn more: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/birthto3/index.htm 


Boston Alliance for Young Children’s Social Emotional Wellness 

The Boston Alliance for Young Children’s Social Emotional Wellness is an open group, bringing together the community around ECMH

Further, it focuses on bringing together family members, professionals, and community partners, who support the social-emotional wellbeing of children, birth through age 8. They meet every first Friday of each month to discuss matters. 

Learn more: http://mydorchester.org/events?page=6 

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