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ERIC Number: EJ1125264
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Universal Screening and Referral: A Foundation for Comprehensive, Integrated Maternal and Early Childhood Home Visiting
Baggett, Kathleen M.; Warlen, Leslie C.; Schrotberger, Heather
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n2 p32-39 Nov 2014
Universal screening and referral are crucial for maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs to improve maternal, infant, and early childhood outcomes. The purpose of this article is to describe a county-wide, centralized intake and referral system. The authors report results and lessons learned for reducing service duplication and gaps. These include the need for high collaboration, universal screening that makes use of established screening measures with adequate psychometric integrity, targeted referral support based on established screening measures, and staff who are well-trained and knowledgeable about the enrollment criteria of multiple and diverse agencies that serve families with young children.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas
Grant or Contract Numbers: H17MC21562