The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) calls for each of us to take action to end systemic racism and senseless violence that further risk the lives and health of our children and our communities.

THE Statewide PEDIATRIC PSYCHIATRY COLLABORATIVE IS NOW offering telepyschiatry services

The Pediatric Psychiatry Collaborative (PPC) is available at hospital-based hubs in your area*.  To learn more about & join the Collaborative that can provide you with quick access to psychiatric consultation and referrals to mental/behavioral health and substance use resources and support for your patients and their families, click here.

*Essex County served by Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. Click here for more information.

NJAAP Announces
New Career Center

NJAAP is proud to announce its new NJAAP Career Center – the premier resource to connect career opportunities with highly qualified pediatric talent. The Career Center will provide employers with a seamless way to advertise a job. Job seekers gain easy access to career opportunities in pediatrics. You will need to create an account through the Career Center to post a position or apply for a job. You will be able to access the Career Center through any device of your choice- smartphone, tablet, or desktop with easy one click entry (links to your NJAAP account).

Vaccinations

The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (NJAAP) supports current immunization requirements for children to attend child care centers, preschool facilities and schools in New Jersey, both public and private, as established by the New Jersey Department of Health NJDOH. Furthermore, we support legislative efforts that strengthen these requirements by passing legislation that allow for only medical exemptions from school-required vaccinations and also support medically indicated exemptions to specific immunizations as determined for each individual child.

Legislators: If you would find it helpful to speak with a New Jersey-based, board certified pediatrician regarding topics addressing vaccines for children, follow this LINK to schedule a call.

 

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NJAAP Training Institute

Fostering Safe and Supportive School Environments

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school re-opening comes with new challenges and unknowns. The NJAAP Training Institute is committed to improving the health, safety, and well-being of all children across the state. To support all school staff as students return to school, the institute is offering professional development opportunities to bridge the gap between research and practice to employ trauma responsive strategies and help all students thrive. Topics are listed below and can be adapted to meet the needs of districts and schools across the state. A focus on culturally responsive approaches to SEL and trauma-responsive schools will be integrated into all professional development opportunities.

THE AGENDA FOR CHILDREN

The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, believes every newborn, infant, child, adolescent and young adult should have access to the highest quality of medical care available, care that is most capably provided by a pediatrician led healthcare team, which is highly trained, credentialed and experienced in all aspects of the development and medical diagnosis and care of children at every age.