Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team (ACERT)
The Adverse Childhood Experience Response Team (ACERT) is a team of providers dedicated to reducing the effects on children who are exposed to violence and crime, specifically addressing prevention and intervention of adverse childhood experiences.* Through a targeted approach to identify families and children in need, ACERT works in conjunction with First Responder agencies by deploying a small team comprised of a crisis services advocate, family advocate, and police officer to speak to the family directly on the effects of trauma while helping children get connected to appropriate programs and services in the community. *Visit CDC.gov for more information
LAUNCH Manchester (LAUNCH) promotes the overall health and wellbeing of children birth-8 and their families. LAUNCH utilizes a cross-sector team focused on several priority areas: 1. Improving access to high-quality early education and care; 2. Empowering families; 3. Identifying and mitigating the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences; and 4. Improving access to health, behavioral health, and specialized medical services. These priority areas are supported by strong community partners, local leadership and the use of evidence-based strategies.
See LAUNCH’s newest collaboration with the NH Department of Health and Human Services here.
Manchester Community Schools Project
The Manchester Community Schools Behavioral Health Counselor (BHC) is responsible for providing direct mental health counseling and behavioral support to students including classroom observation, full mental health assessments with treatment and a behavior plan and support to school staff and families through ongoing implementation of trauma-informed schools. A trauma-informed school is ready to address students who express, through behavior, their need for support.
Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
Amoskeag Health delivers the evidence-based curriculum “Get Real” to adolescents ages 14-19 to reduce pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections and increase healthy relationships and positive adolescent development.
Youth Enrichment Program
Amoskeag Health brings mental health counselors to local afterschool programs through this Granite United Way funded project. Middle-school youth attending Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, Granite YMCA, Girls Inc., and other community programs can access counseling support on-site at their enrolled program.
Healthy Start Nurse Home Visiting Program
Pregnant patients at Amoskeag Health can receive home visits from a Registered Nurse during their pregnancies and after their babies are born. Participants receive “healthy baby” rewards. The rewards include a “healthy start” diaper bag and a $50 diapers.com gift card.
Adolescent Preventive Services (APS)
The Adolescent Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) provides weekly, mental health counseling and case management services to adolescents enrolled in the Adolescent Preventive Services Program, a collaboration between the Manchester School District and Amoskeag Health. The goal of these services is to provide interventions that enhance the overall physical, emotional and educational well-being of program participants as well as to provide opportunities for participants to build strong and meaningful connections with their families, schools, and communities. The Adolescent BHC works closely with the other Adolescent BHCs, the clinic based BHCs and other Amoskeag Health staff as well as the school personnel at the various schools.
ProHealth Integrated Care
Located at 1555 Elm Street, The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester in collaboration with Amoskeag Health have created a partnership allowing mental health center patients access to primary health care. The goal of this collaboration is to improve the well-being of participating patients through the complete integration of mental and physical health at one co-located site.