Each month, the National Academy for State Health Policy’s (NASHP) Healthy Child Development State Resource Center features a resource highlighting the important role that screening, referral, and care coordination plays in healthy child development.
This month, NASHP features the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) Integrated Screening Tool. The state developed the tool to improve the health of children and mothers through the SBIRT Initiative, launched jointly with the state’s Birth Outcomes Initiative.
SBIRT is offered to pregnant women who may be at risk for substance use, depression, or domestic violence. Providers use the tool to screen at-risk mothers once a year and provide brief intervention twice a year, as improved maternal behavioral health supports children’s social-emotional development.
Learn more about state policies related to developmental screening in the Healthy Child Development State Resource Center, which is supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.
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