A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children


A Toolkit for the Well Child Screening of Military Children


This toolkit can help in the early identification of children coping with the unique, significant challenge of a parent's military deployment. It can be integrated into primary care and pediatric practices to support resiliency in children dealing with a parent's deployment and return home. Intended for use during the well-child visit, it will also identify early children and parents who can be appropriately referred for a child psychiatry consultation.

The toolkit is designed to assist the primary care clinician and his or her staff to:

  • Identify children and parents within their practices who are members of a military family
  • Assess the degree of distress a child and his or her caretaking parent experience because of their military family member's deployment and reintegration
  • Give resource materials at the time of the well-child visit to children and parents whose stress can be best managed by psycho-education
  • Determine whether the child's or the child's caregiver's distress is significant enough to warrant



Massachusetts General Hospital

Funding Sources:

Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project; Red Sox Foundation; William P. Anderson Foundation


Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: November 2011
Last Updated: 10/09/13

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