children with special health care needs (cshcn)
The Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) program at Whitman County Health Department serves children, birth to 18 years who have, or who are at risk of developing, serious chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions. Program staff assist families in learning about and connecting with parent organizations, support groups, financial and educational resources regarding the child’s medical condition and special needs. If the family meets financial and program eligibility requirements, CSHCN staff may be able to assist families in obtaining financial assistance for needed services and equipment. For information about the resources provided in Whitman County, contact 509-332-6752
adverse childhood experiences (aces)
ACES are significant incidents during childhood which can result in harm to social, cognitive and emotional functioning. Resulting changes in brain development can affect a child’s learning ability and social skills, as well as impact long-term adult health outcomes and quality of life.