The Help Me Grow Mission
Help Me Grow connects children and their families to existing resources and supports to enhance the behavior and development of all children birth through five.
Brief description of program components
- Connects children birth through 5 years of age and their families that have concerns about their child’s learning, behavior or development with resources and supports in the community
- Builds a network by developing positive relationships with community providers and maintaining an updated developmental/behavioral resource inventory
- Educates providers in the community about developmental surveillance and screening, evidence-based screening tools and services that are available by calling 1.866.GROW.025
- Identifies gaps and barriers to children and families receiving services by conducting community outreach, care coordination and follow-up calls with families
- Trains community providers, residents and fellows on the use of the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) and ASQ: Social Emotional
- Pilots a developmental screening and monitoring project for eligible infants discharged from NICUs beginning at CHOC Children’s at Mission Hospital
Help Me Grow is a CHOC Children's of Orange County and University of California, Irvine Neurodevelopmental Program currently funded by the Children and Families Commission of Orange County. Becoming operational in January of 2007, Help Me Grow launched the toll free line as an access point for developmental services in Orange County. By partnering with 2-1-1 Orange County, Help Me Grow has established a comprehensive and dynamic resource database used when parents, service providers or physician call seeking resources for children birth through five years.
For more information: 1.866.GROW.025 (1.866.476.9025)
Click here to visit the Help Me Grow web site