Proactive Intervention Tool Kit

Information and Research

Developmental Surveillance and Screening of Infants and Young Children (RE0062) ( Policy Statement Word Doc.) - The importance of early identification of children with developmental delays in the primary care setting. Pediatrics, Volume 108, Number 1 July 2001 , pp192-196

Developmental Screening for Health Care Providers Tips for primary care practitioners on integrating developmental screening into their practices efficiently, at low cost, and while ensuring coordination of care. A sample flowchart of clinical screening activities and an example of how physician and non-physician staff roles may be delineated to make routine screening feasible are provided as well (these can be printed from the web site).

The Circle of Security Project: Attachment – based intervention with caregiver-pre-school child dyads - Abstract of the Circle of Security Model. Robert Marvin, Glen Cooper, Kent Hoffman and Bert Powell

Information and Resources on Children’s Mental Health Services (word.doc) - Contact information for Technical Assistance and Research Training Centers for Children’s Mental Health. Department of Health & Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health , Health Services Administration , Rockville , MD 20857

A Statement Before Congress on Infant Mental Health (pdf) - by Dr. Joy D. Osofsky, Psychologist and Professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, & Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and President of the Board of Directors of ZERO TO THREE before the subcommittee on Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on April 28, 2004.

Developmental Patterns and Outcomes in Infants and Children with Disorders in Relating and Communicating(word doc) - A Chart Review of 200 Cases of Children with Autistic Spectrum Diagnoses. StanleyI. Greenspan, M.D., and Serena Wieder, Ph.D.

Achieving the Promise: Transforming Mental Health care in America . Final Report . New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. DHHS Pub. No. SMA-03-3832. Rockville , MD : 2003.

Utah Association for Infant Mental Health - Information and networking opportunities:

Clinical Interventions to Enhance Infant Mental Health –
A new report from the National Center for Infant and Early Childhood Health Policy

The Best Beginning: Partnerships Between Primary Health Care and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services for Young Children and Their Families
Pediatricians are in a unique position to identify early childhood mental health concerns and family mental health and substance abuse risk factors. This SAMHSA-funded web-based resource features eight innovative medical home practices that integrate behavioral health screening for the whole family, facilitate referrals to community services, and offer follow-up care. This resource describes how the practices use very different approaches to do it, fund it, and the lessons they learned. A must read for practitioners who want to replicate an integrated primary care and behavioral health model.

Power Points

Brain Wonders. Early Learning and the Brain (Power Point) - Excellent basic description of early brain development and the implications for early experiences and early intervention. From the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Sharon Greenip, Zero to Three.

Creating a Secure Base: Understanding Attachment Theory (Power Point) - Presented at the University of Utah Graduate School of Social Work’s Summer Institute, 2003 Douglas Goldsmith, Ph.D. Executive Director The Children’s Center

Infant Mental Health: The First 12 Months (Power Point) - Basic information on infant mental health Angela M. Tomlin, Ph.D., HSPP Riley Child Development Center IU School of Medicine

The Incredible Years (pdf) - Parent, child and teacher training programs. Carolyn Webster-Stratton Ph.D

Routines and Emotional Health - This power point, presented to child care providers, offers information on the importance of routines to support social emotional development. Jessica Singleton Ph.D.

Screening and Assessment

Overview of the Ages and Stages S.E.( pdf) - Includes table of screening and assessment tools. Jane Squires, University of Oregon

Psychosocial Problems, Screening and the Pediatric Symptoms Checklist (pdf) - Information on, and research into, the importance of screening for social emotional delays in the managed care settings. Michael Jellinek, M.D. & J Michael Murphy, Ed.D. Boston , WA

Bright Futures in Mental Health - Information on the Bright Futures guide on healthy emotional, behavioral and cognitive development and early recognition and intervention for mental health problems.

Review of Social-Emotional Screening and Assessment Instruments (web site) – A comprehensive list of screening and assessment tools with information on usability and cost.

Instrument Comparison Chart Brookes Publishing -

Parent’s Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) - Information about a method for detecting and addressing developmental and behavioral problems in children.

Autism Screening Tools ( Birth to 36 Months) -

Reproductive Health, Utah Dept. of Health The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale

Ages & Stages Questionnaires: Social-Emotional-A New Tool for Identifying Social-Emotional Difficulties in Young Children (Power Point) - A guide to screening and assessment including an explanation of how to use the Ages and Stages Social Emotional tool. Developed for the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Jane Squires, University of Oregon

Alarm Signs - What the primary health clinician should look for or could pay attention to regarding an infant seen in the well baby clinic.

Missed Opportunities: Detecting Emotional and Behavioral Problems in Infancy - Excellent suggestions for detecting emotional and behavioral problems whilst interacting with parents in a variety of settings including primary health care. M. Maldonado. M.D.

Screening for Challenging Behavior in Preschool (Power Point ) Developed for the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children, December,17 2003 - Research information on screening and an introduction to the Early Screening Project Edward G. Feil, Ph.D.Oregon Research Institute and University of Oregon

Postpartum Depression: Beyond the Blues (Power Point) - An in-depth look at Postpartum depression with suggestions for screening. Debby Carapezza, R.N., M..S.N. Nurse Consultant, Reproductive Health Program Utah Department of Health

Assessment From Birth to Three Family Interview & Interactive Observation (Power Point) - A step by step introduction to conducting a family interview and techniques for observation, 2003 E. Kay Barickman, Ph.D.

Screening Tools for Health Professionals and Front Line Providers to Download

Fostering Family Adjustment Prenatally (pdf) - Questions to promote discussion with prenatal and preadoptive parents

Pediatric Symptoms Checklist (pdf)

Infancy Checklist (pdf) - Includes key topics to consider in promoting infant mental health. These topics may be discussed selectively during office visits, depending on the needs of the infant and family. Bright Futures in Mental Health Tool Kit

Age-Specific Observations of the Parent-Child Interaction (pdf) - Indicators of a growing secure attachment between parent and child.

Document for Reimbursement .(pdf)

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Source- National Center for Education and Maternal Child Health and Georgetown University. Used with Permission."

Interagency Agreements

Memo of Understanding between The Learning Center for Families and Southwest Behavioral Health Center (tif) - Sample Agreement

Cultural Competency

Developing Cultural Competency (word.doc) - from the Georgetown Conference call series on the Social Emotional Development of Young Children. Sandy B. DeCosta, Chesapeake College

Fact Sheet

Supporting Social Emotion Development (pdf ) - Fact Sheet information for childcare and health care settings. Adapted from U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. Publication CA-0037, 1999 Florida


Nick Tsandes, LCSW. The Children’s Center 582-5534

Kristina Hindert M.D. The Children’s Center 582-5534

Jim Taliaferro LCSW Children with Special Health Care Needs 584-8512

Jessica Singleton, Davis Early Childhood Programs, 801-402-7309,

Resource Guide - The resources on this web site are updated annually and are based on information submitted by providers. MENTAL_HEALTH/resourceco.html

Handouts for Parents

Your Child’s Development (word doc) – Chart on typical developmental milestones from 1 month to 3years of age:

(1a) 1-2 months (1b) 3-4 months (1c) 6 months (1d) 9 months (1e) 12 months (1f) 18 months (1g) 2-3years or link to:

A timelines for typical development - This timeline provides an overview of typical development . - Link to

Healthy Minds - Age-specific information summarizes key findings from a report by the National Academy of Sciences that examines the research on brain development to establish what is known about the early years. Suggestions are offered on how parents might be able to use these key findings to nurture their child’s development. Zero to Three and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

(SE) Healthy Minds: Nurturing Your Child’s Development (SE 1a) Healthy Minds 0-2months .pdf (SE 1b) Healthy Minds 2-6months .pdf (SE 1c) Healthy Minds 6-9months .pdf (SE 1d) Healthy Minds 9-12months .pdf ( SE 1e) Healthy Minds 12-18months .pdf (SE 1f) Healthy Minds 18-24months .pdf (SE 1g) Healthy Minds 24-36months.pdf or link to: