PerformCare New Jersey utilizes significant expertise and integrated technologies to register, authorize, and coordinate services for children, youth, and young adults who are experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges, are impacted by substance use treatment needs, or have an intellectual/developmental disability. We provide access to the right care at the right time. This unique partnership between parents, family support organizations, service providers, and care managers provides a central support group for children and youth in need, with parents and caregivers as the primary force behind the planning and treatment process. For parents and caregivers with questions about PerformCare, or to access services for children and youth, please contact us toll-free, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 1-877-652-7624.
Family Success Centers: DCF funds a statewide network of Family Success Centers as “one-stop” shops that provide wrap-around resources and supports for families before they find themselves in crisis. Click here to access the Family Success Centers by county, and to access a Family Success Center fact sheet, click here.
Advocates for Children of NJ – Access to attorneys who work pro-bono (free) if child has a developmental delay (DD).
Family Support Organization – one in each county in NJ – for a list by county
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPANNJ) – Peer-to-peer (parent to parent) assistance for parents with children with special needs. Assistance with 504, IEP, emotional support, etc.
Counties that are serviced by the HUBs have resource directories that are run by the Care Management Organizations (CMOs):
Click on the following links to access Community Program Directories for each of the hub counties below:
The Survey of Wellbeing of Young Children (SWYC), including the Baby Pediatric Symptom Checklist (BPSC) Screening Instrument, and the Preschool Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PPSC). The SWYC is a comprehensive early childhood developmental and social/emotional screening instrument for children, from ages 1 – 60 months, designed for primary care. It includes the BPSC and PPSC which are modeled after the Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC)
Age-specific SWYC forms – There is a SWYC form for every age on the pediatric periodicity schedule. You can download the forms by clicking the link above.
Ages & Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3) and Social-Emotional (ASQ-SE) – Pinpoints developmental progress in children between the ages of one month to 5 ½ years.
Brooks Publishing – Publisher of the ASQ Screener and other research-based resources and assessments in early childhood, literacy, and special education.
Pediatric Symptom Checklist – The Pediatric Symptom Checklist (PSC) is a brief screening questionnaire that is used by pediatricians and other health professionals to improve the recognition and treatment of psychosocial problems in children.
Adverse Childhood Experience Survey Toolkit for Providers – Created by the Crittenton Foundation, this comprehensive toolkit explains how to administer a survey that screens for Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), a tip sheet that provides practical advice for planning and administrating the ACEs survey, and a resource list for providers to address ACEs in patients and families.
CHADIS – A screening, decision support and patient engagement system designed to streamline patient communication and optimize patient healthcare.
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale – This 10-question self-rating scale has been proven to be an efficient and effective way of identifying patients at risk for “perinatal” depression. While this test was specifically designed for women who are pregnant or have just had a baby, it has also been shown to be an effective measure for general depression in the larger population.
Quality Improvement Tools
Quality Improvement Recording – Supporting documents are:
Implementing Mental Health Screening Tools Recording – Video referenced on slide #33 can be viewed here
Other Useful Resources
Mental Health Toolkit – Published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ready-to-use resources and tools on one instant-access CD-ROM. Includes screening and assessment instruments, quick-reference care management advice, step-by-step care plans, time-saving documentation and referral tools, coding aids, billing and payment tips, parent handouts, community resource guides, and much more. Some materials from the toolkit are available publicly. Click here to download these tools. Additional materials are available through Pediatric Care Online (subscription required).
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers – A free, online resource developed by the CDC to help parents learn skills that form the foundation of a positive parent-child relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior, while decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies.
Fostering Partnership & Teamwork in the Pediatric Medical Home: A “How-To” Video Series This 3-part video series provides step-by-step instructions on increasing family-centered care and team work.
The Lifelong Effects of Early Childhood Adversity and Toxic Stress – A technical report published by the American Academy of Pediatrics examining how early experiences and environmental influences can have lasting consequences and long-term health impacts.
Anticipatory Guidance on Social-Emotional Health for Parents of Children 0 – 3 years old
Ohio AAP Building Mental Wellness for Infants & Toddlers
Zero to Three & American Academy of Pediatrics
For more information, click here
Anticipatory Guidance on Mental Health for Parents of Adolescents 11 – 21 years old
Key Pages for Well Child Visits with 11 – 14 year olds: 17-20, 24-27
Key Pages for Well Child Visits with 15 – 17 year olds: 35-38, 42-46
Key Pages for Well Child Visits with 18 – 21 year olds: 54-57, 62-66
Also see pages 67-68 for all ages