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Pediatricians March for Our Lives Orange County

In light of the latest shooting in Parkland, Florida, children and families have organized March For Our Lives in Washington D.C. and other cities around the world to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in schools.

March For Our Lives was started by Emma González, a high school senior that survived the Parkland shooting, and fellow students. In her call to action, Emma writes: “This isn’t a political rally. It’s literally a march for our lives. Please help us amplify our voices by using yours. Be part of this moment in time. I believe the young people in this country can change the world. And wouldn’t that be something?”

March For Our Lives is taking place on Saturday, March 24th in Washington, D.C. There are many sibling March For Our Lives events happening around the world, including here in Santa Ana, CA.

AAP-OC Chapter is participating in the March For Our Lives OC Event.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Centennial Park in Santa Ana ||  2:00pm – 5:00pm

We will be meeting at 1:30pm in a location to be determined. RSVP to our event and at the official March for Our Lives OC event here: If you are a physician, please wear your white coat. Create/ bring signs to support AAP-OC protecting children from gun violence. Share this event with your friends and family – we look forward to seeing you there! #AAPOCLeads


Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair

Save the Date: Find Your Next Career at the Behavioral Health Virtual Job Fair

Are you interested in behavioral health or know someone who is? Interested individuals are encouraged to attend a virtual job fair hosted by the Health Resources and Services Administration, an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Wednesday, April 11, 2018  ||  6:45 pm-10:15 pm ET

Register Now to participate as a recruiter.
Register Now to participate as a behavioral health trainee or clinician seeking employment.

Be prepared

Employers will be looking for you before and after the event. Create your searchable profile on the Health Workforce Connector to be sure they can find you.

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  • Licensed Professional Counselors
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Nurses*
  • Physician Assistants*

*Specializing in psychiatry, mental health, or behavioral health

For more information, visit the Job Fair web page HERE.

Developmental Screening Training at Help Me Grow

Help Me Grow is pleased to offer professional development training opportunities to our community partners. Currently, we are offering trainings on the Ages and Stages Questionnaires (ASQ-3), the Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ: SE-2), Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised, with Follow-Up (M-CHAT-R/F), and the Parents’ Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS). Each training covers recommended practice related to developmental screening of children Birth through 5 years of age. Additionally, participants will receive specific instruction and practice in the use of the ASQ-3, ASQ: SE-2, M-CHAT-R/F, and PEDS in applied settings. Continuing Medical Educations Credits (CMEs) are available through the American Academy of Pediatricians for each of these trainings at a cost to the participant. Past participants come from a diverse range of programs including, but not limited to, early childhood, home visiting, school readiness nursing, regional center, school readiness, early childhood special education and health clinics.

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For questions regarding registration please contact us at 949.267.0310 or

ECHO Autism UCI Research Study

Wish you knew more about Autism? Want to learn more about the different resources available to you and your patients? Do you want free CME credits? Then join the ECHO Project!

The Center for Autism & Neurodevelopmental Disorders is conducting a research study and we need your help! In this study, we are looking to determine and evaluate the effectiveness of the Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes (ECHO) model in providing primary care providers (i.e. pediatricians, nurse practitioners, family practice physicians, etc.) with education specific to Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The ECHO model utilizes video-conference sessions to provide the care providers free mentorship and education in a specialty area through didactic presentations alongside case-presentations, expert feedback and group discussion.


The study will take over the course of 6 months with 2 video conference calls a month. You will have access to a specialist team consisting of a developmental behavioral pediatrician, nutritionist, family navigator, psychologist and parent expert.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
1. Are currently practicing as a primary care provider (PCP).
2. Are currently providing care for children.
3. Have professional training in: general pediatrics, family medicine, advanced practice nursing (i.e. nurse practitioner or physician assistant).
4. Have an active medical license in your state of practice.
5. Have a patient population that is at least 50% underserved.


Sharina Dyan Alejo (Research Coordinator)
(949) 267 – 0491 or

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Children’s Bureau
Infant/Toddler Home Visitation Program

If you have a child age 0 to 5 years, we are here to help you:

  • Boost your confidence as a parent
  • Help your child grow up healthy
  • Learn parenting techniques that really work

Please call (714) 399-2621 for more information

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