Friday, November 19, 2010

Amy Childers New ABCD Coordinator

Alexander County Partnership for Children is pleased to announce Amy Childers, RN, NCSN as the coordinator of the Assuring Better Child Health and Development (ABCD) Project. ABCD is an initiative that improves the quality of child development services in primary care medical practices by enhancing developmental screening and referral for children ages 0-5 in their medical home. The project provides training and on -site technical assistance to medical practice sites to assist in the identification of children who may benefit from early intervention services. Services are provided to physicians and their staff to support the inclusion of a developmental screening and referral into well-child visits.

Amy is a BSN graduate of Lenoir –Rhyne University and has extensive experience in child health including serving as a pediatric nurse in local pediatric offices, a school nurse in the Alexander County Schools, and a public health nurse at the Alexander Health Department. She is a member of the Mu Alpha Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

Susan Cogdill, Executive Director of the Alexander County Partnership for Children is pleased to have Amy as the ABCD Project Coordinator. “Amy’s pediatric background along with her knowledge of developmental issues in young children is an asset to the position. Amy has spent her professional career working with children and is committed to the mission of Alexander County Partnership for Children’s goal, ensuring Alexander County children enter school healthy and ready to succeed.”

Amy is a life-long resident of Alexander County resides in the Vashti community with her husband and two children.