This month, we feature Resources to Help Prevent and Address Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). ACEs are potentially traumatic events during childhood — exacerbated by COVID-19 — that are associated with worsened health in adulthood. This page features screening tools and resources for policymakers, providers, and others working to prevent ACEs and address their impact. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month, we feature NY State’s Final Report of the First 1,000 Days Preventive Pediatric Care Clinical Advisory Group. Learn what NY is doing to address preventive primary care for children and improve population health by implementing innovative early childhood policies and programs through budget appropriations, executive orders, and legislative initiatives. View other resources at the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center. Submit new resources to email@example.com.
MassHealth, 2010. This toolkit provides suggestions for how to implement standardized behavioral health screening tools, guidance on clinical issues related to the screening – such as how to manage the screening within the well-child visit and how to respond to an identified risk of a behavioral health concern – and information about several of the most commonly used MassHealth-approved screening tools.
Enhancing Developmentally Oriented Primary Care (EDOPC). This resource provides an outline and PowerPoint slide images of the Developmental Screening and Referral program, a 1.5 hour presentation designed to be presented in the office/clinic setting to all staff by a trained healthcare provider.
Referral consent form for physicians to complete when referring a child to early intervention. Includes option for providers to indicate the feedback they want to receive from the early intervention program in response to the referral.
Neva Kaye and Jill Rosenthal (Portland, Maine: NASHP, February 2008). Summary of the accomplishments and lessons learned from the ABCD II states in the areas of identification, referral, and receipt of follow-up services for children with developmental delays.
Paula Zeanah, et al. (Baltimore, MD: National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy, January 2005). Policy analysis with recommendations on integrating infant mental health and social-emotional screening and intervention into early childhood programs. Funded under ECCS.
Gaynes BN et al. (Washington, DC: AHRQ, February 2005). Evidence report on the effectiveness of perinatal depression screening in primary care.
Olson AL, Dietrich AJ, Prezar G, Hurley J. Pediatrics 18:1, July 2006. Abstract of article on the effectiveness of conducting brief maternal depression screenings at well-child visits.