HealthySteps Exclusive—Distant Socializing: How the COVID 19 Pandemic Taught Us to Support HealthySteps Families, Bridge OB and Pediatrics, and Navigate Autism Services through Virtual Group-Based Interventions
September 19, 2023 2:15 PM 3:15 PM
Montefiore’s HealthySteps program predominantly serves marginalized and immigrant families in the most diverse area in the country, with the highest rates of poverty in the state—exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how moving to a virtual group-based intervention removed some barriers to service access, and about new curricula developed to support the parent-child dyad and address specific behavioral and developmental concerns of families referred to HealthySteps. Additionally, gain insights into two psychoeducation and support-focused groups, their piloted group-based intervention curricula, outcome data, and clinical vignettes to demonstrate program efficacy and goals for future development.