Healthcare providers and their teams have the unique opportunity to understand, identify and address adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and can play a pivotal role in early intervention for children, youth and their families. Developmental screening, through the use of the Survey of Well-being of Young Children (SWYC), is one of several ways to assess development and identify ACEs. Through screening and referrals for ACEs, healthcare teams can help determine resources to promote healthy development.
This toolkit is designed to provide:
- background on ACEs, screening and treatment resources
- tools for implementing the SWYC developmental screening
- supporting research