(Marian F. Earls and Sherry Shackelford Hay: Pediatrics Vol. 118 No. 1 July 2006, pp. e183-e188) This report examines how early identification of children with developmental and behavioral delays is important in primary care practice, and how well-child visits provide an ideal opportunity to engage parents and perform periodic screening. Integration of this activity into office process and flow is necessary for making screening a routine and consistent part of primary care practice. (From Abstract)
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.
Carrie Hanlon (Portland, Maine: NASHP, December 2010). This issue brief describes: 1) how the five ABCD III states are building on existing local partnerships and assets to organize community pilots, and 2) preliminary lessons that have emerged from these states, including new federal opportunities to bolster community partnerships that will improve service linkages for children.
Carrie Hanlon and Jill Rosenthal (Portland, Maine: NASHP, June 2011). Issue brief presenting strategies for improving care coordination between primary care and Early Intervention and other systems that support healthy child development, from the five ABCD III states. The states’ early experiences piloting communication tools, facilitating data sharing, implementing quality improvement processes, and involving families are relevant for efforts to engage multi-sector stakeholders to improve state policy, primary care practice, and population health.
NASHP, 2005. Glossary of terms related to child development, Medicaid, Early Intervention, and developmental screening
NICHM Foundation, 2005. This paper provides an overview of child and adolescent mental health and considerations and resources for health care providers, health plans, and policymakers in addressing the mental health needs of children, youth, and their families.
Information on social-emotional and developmental screening for children 0-5 in Minnesota
CIBHS lists resources developed by a joint effort of First 5 California, the California Department of Mental Health, and the California Institute of Mental Health. The following materials are designed to support First 5 Special Needs Demonstrations Sites, First 5 School Readiness Sites, and other early mental health program efforts across the state.
Section of the American Academy of Pediatrics that aims to improves the collaboration between primary care and sub-specialists, provide education and strategies to support quality clinical practice, and advocate on behalf of children and providers.