Children’s behavioral and developmental health improved! After receiving early intervention services, data consistently reveal that children are better equipped to attend to their early learning environment, relate with their peers, and take on new challenges.
Routine developmental, social-emotional, and behavioral screening with connection to early intervention services for children under the age of 6 can help prevent learning and behavioral issues from becoming a pervasive problem that can effect long term learning and behavior.
- Are at least five times more likely to have chronic health conditions
- Have 1.5 times as many physician visits during their first 5 years of life
- Have more hospitalizations during their first 5 years of life
- Have more than 10 times the number of visits to specialty practitioners such as physical and occupational therapists, speech therapists, and audiologists.
KidConnections Network of Providers
The KidConnections Network (KCN) of Providers is a collaboration between the Santa Clara County Behavioral Health Services Department (BHSD) and FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. KCN provides high quality, developmental screening and behavioral health assessment, home visitation and therapeutic services. KCN provides links to educational programs and resources, such as Early Start Program and FIRST 5 Family Resource Centers. KCN services are reimbursable through Medi-Cal, Healthy Kids, and FIRST 5. KCN provides the following services:
Screenings & Assessments
Providers utilize a comprehensive screening and assessment process, which looks at the developmental, social-emotional and relational needs of the child, in the context of their family and community setting.
Providers offer therapy with the goal of addressing and re-mediating any concerns that were identified during the assessment process. Providers utilize evidence- based treatment models that best fit the family and child’s assessed needs, such as Triple P – Positive Parenting Program.
Home Visitation Services
Providers offer support, guidance and coaching for families that support the child’s development. Providers are trained and provide evidence-based treatment models such as Triple P.
KCN collaborates with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to support families in connecting their child(ren) to educational and developmental services such as Early Start Program and School District programs to address developmental needs, such as speech and motor development, that may affect a child’s learning/educational progress.
How to receive these services?
Contact one of the following Family Resource Centers to learn more about Generation to Generation and how you can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families: