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A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children


Description

This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment. It can be integrated into primary care and pediatric practices to support resiliency in children dealing with a parent's deployment and return home. Intended for use during the well-child visit, it will also identify early children and parents who can be appropriately referred for a child psychiatry consultation.

The toolkit is designed to assist the primary care clinician and his or her staff to:
  • Identify children and parents within their practices who are members of a military family
  • Assess the degree of distress a child and his or her caretaking parent experience because of their military family member's deployment and reintegration
  • Give resource materials at the time of the well-child visit to children and parents whose stress can be best managed by psycho-education
  • Determine whether the child’s or the child's caregiver's distress is significant enough to warrant
    consultation

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://www.homebaseprogram.org/community-education/~/media/DDA3707BC4A648E89F1A7C619C48FC28.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Massachusetts General Hospital

Funding Sources

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project; Red Sox Foundation; William P. Anderson Foundation


QualityTool Topic

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History

  • Release Date: 2011
  • Original Summary: 11/2011
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Last updated: October 09, 2013.