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

 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.

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.

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

 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

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."

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.

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: