New Brunswick Social Pediatrics (NBSP) was developed with the primary purpose of improving the quality of life, health and long-term outcomes of children and their families in our province. It is well-documented that children facing social disparities, trauma and toxic stress will experience a disproportionate number of negative physical and mental health outcomes across their lifespan.
NB Social Pediatrics uses a multi-disciplinary, intersectoral approach, to use the social determinants of health as entry points to mitigate toxic stress and trauma in children; utilizing research and evaluation of each program to identify and understand what works for families and children; adapting and pivoting programs as we learn more about the needs of our families.
NB SOCIAL PEDIATRICS
PCAP is a unique program that provides personalized support for women/birthing people who use substances by pairing them with an Advocate for three years. Advocates work with clients to identify, set, and achieve their goals. Together, Advocates and clients connect with community resources, and navigate complex systems to build the client's personal assets and autonomy.
Research- NB Social Pediatrics (NBSP), operating under Horizon Health Network, is an interprofessional team that is implementing a new model of care for children and families in southern New Brunswick. Through the support of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation, the Social Pediatrics Research Program launched in October 2017.