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    Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) affects thousands of families in the US every year. Early detection can lead to better outcomes and healthier, happier families.

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  • Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN)

    The mission of CSHCN is to improve the health and quality of life for children with special health care needs, and their families, through early screening and detection, data integration, care coordination, education, intervention, and transition.

    What is Social and Emotional Development

    Children grow and develop rapidly in their first five years across the four main areas of development. These areas are motor (physical), communication and language, cognitive, and social and emotional.

    Social and emotional development means how children start to understand who they are, what they are feeling and what to expect when interacting with others. It is the development of being able to:

    • Form and sustain positive relationships.
    • Experience, manage and express emotions.
    • Explore and engage with the environment.

    Positive social and emotional development is important. This development influences a child’s self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships and partnerships, and a sense of importance and value to those around him/her. Children’s social and emotional development also influences all other areas of development.

    Parents and caregivers play the biggest role in social/emotional development because they offer the most consistent relationships for their child. Consistent experiences with family members, teachers and other adults help children learn about relationships and explore emotions in predictable interactions.

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