Screening Technical Assistance & Resource (STAR) Center

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​The Screening Technical Assistance & Resource Center (STAR Center) is a core component of the Screening in Practices Initiative, which seeks to improve the health, wellness, and development of children through practice and system-based interventions to increase rates of early childhood screening, counseling, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestonesmaternal depression, and social determinants of health. Funded by a grant from The JPB Foundation, the Initiative is working toward a system of care in which every child receives the screening, referral, and follow-up needed to foster healthy development.

 What's New

New Developmental Surveillance Mini (Spark)-Training for Pediatric Clinicians and Practices

Identify and discuss developmental surveillance best practices in your office setting.  This free training, developed with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes a ready-to-use PowerPoint presentation, facilitator script, and case study. The training can be facilitated by providers or staff in various roles, and is specifically designed to “spark” discussion and reflection. Facilitators can anticipate the training to last approximately 15-30 minutes, and can be presented anywhere from staff meetings to professional development opportunities. Content in the training is grounded in the recently published AAP clinical report, “Promoting Optimal Development: Identifying Infants and Young Children With Developmental Disorders Through Developmental Surveillance and Screening.” Download a copy to present to your team today!

Perinatal Depression Screening 

Presented by Marian Earls, MD, MTS, FAAP on September 16, 2020 
Video: The Why and How of Perinatal Depression Screening Webinar 
Survey to obtain credit
This event is eligible for 1 CME credit. 

Learning Objectives: 
  • Understand the protective and risk factors that influence healthy social-emotional development and the impact of perinatal depression on the health of the child and family.
  • Engage caregivers with screening as conversation, and as partners in care.
  • Implement screening, primary care intervention, and processes for linking the infant and dyad with resources.
  • Implement follow-up for promotion, prevention, and intervention for healthy social-emotional development and outreach to build collaborative relationships with community partners.

Social Emotional Development Screening 

Presented by Mary Margaret Gleason, MD, FAAP on September 25, 2020
Video: Social Emotional Development Webinar 
Survey to obtain credit
This event is eligible for 1 CME credit.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Understand the protective and risk factors that influence healthy social-emotional development the health of the child and family
  • Engage caregivers with screening conversations 
  • Implement screening, primary care intervention, and processes for linking the family with resources
  • Implement follow-up for promotion, prevention, and intervention for healthy social-emotional development and outreach to build collaborative relationships with community partners

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