A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics reports that only about a third of young children in the U.S. receive recommended screenings to catch developmental delays. But home visiting programs — like those in the First 5 LA-funded Family Strengthening Network in Los Angeles County — provide these screenings to all of the families they serve. It’s all free and conducted in the comfort of the family’s home.
As part of the extensive training Family Strengthening Network home visitors receive, LA Best Babies Network hosted a webinar on what home visitors should do if they or a parent suspects that a child has a developmental delay. Fran Goldfarb, Director of Community Education for USC / Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, conducted this webinar on May 14, 2018. The end of her presentation includes several links to resources, which we’ve posted below.
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- AAP’s Healthy Children: healthychildren.org/english/ages-stages/pages/default.aspx
- Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive – Administration on Children and Families: www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ecd/child-health-development/watch-me-thrive
- Bright Futures: brightfutures.org/georgetown.html
- CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early: cdc.gov/actearly
- CDC’s Free Milestone Tracker Mobile App: cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones-app.html
- CDC Positive Parenting Tips: cdc.gov/ncbddd/childdevelopment/positiveparenting/index.html
- Center for the Study of Social Policy: cssp.org/reform/strengtheningfamilies/about
- National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities: cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html
- Watch Me! Celebrating Milestones and Sharing Concerns – CDC LTSAE: cdc.gov/ncbddd/watchmetraining/index.html
- Down Syndrome Association: dsala.org
- Information on Specific Disabilities: cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/hcp/index.html