SEEK: Safe Environment for Every Kid [Webpage].
American Academy of Pediatrics.
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American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
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Elk Grove, IL 60007-1098
This fact sheet highlights the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) program, an evidence-based, practical model for improving primary healthcare for children and their families. SEEK helps primary healthcare professionals (PCPs) address common psychosocial problems, such as parental depression and substance use. It is designed to be used with families with children ages 0-5 years who have risk factors for child maltreatment such as parental depression or substance abuse. The SEEK website is described, as well as the following main components of the SEEK model: training primary care professionals to briefly assess and initially address targeted psychosocial problems; the SEEK Parent Questionnaire to screen for several problems that are risk factors for child maltreatment; SEEK Algorithms to help primary care professionals assess and address problems; SEEK Parent Handouts to be given in the office or clinic; and knowledge of local resources to facilitate referrals.
pediatric services; prevention programs; child abuse; child neglect; screening; measures; identification; service delivery; program implementation