Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Child Welfare Caseworker’s Guide to Developmental and Behavioral Screening

Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! A Child Welfare Caseworker’s Guide to Developmental and Behavioral Screening
Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! is a coordinated federal effort to encourage healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.  As part of this initiative, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services— U.S. Department of Education has published guides tailored for various audiences on developmental and behavioral screening.  This guide for child welfare caseworkers provides information on factors that can influence child development and behavior, as well as the importance of developmental and behavioral screening; includes tips for talking to, engaging, and supporting families in the process; and includes suggestions for referring families to appropriate specialists following screenings. (March 2014)
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ecd/child_welfare_guide_march2014.pdf

For more information on Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, visit:
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/watch-me-thrive