Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs]

Scientific Rating:
2
Supported by Research Evidence
See scale of 1-5

Additional Implementation Resources

Since this program Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs] was highly rated on the Scientific Rating Scale, program representatives were asked to provide additional implementation information.

Pre-Implementation Materials

There are pre-implementation materials to measure organizational or provider readiness for Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs] as listed below:

The SEEK Health Professional Questionnaire assesses attitudes, knowledge, level of comfort, perceived competence, and practice behavior regarding addressing the problems targeted by SEEK.

Formal Support for Implementation

There is formal support available for implementation of Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs] as listed below:

The SEEK project office based in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Maryland School of Medicine offers technical assistance to interested parties. Contact one of the following two people for more information:

  • Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP, at hdubowitz@peds.umaryland.edu or 410-706-6144
  • Emily Redding, BA, at eredding@peds.umaryland.edu or 410-706-1703

Fidelity Measures

There are fidelity measures for Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs] as listed below:

  • The SEEK Health Professional Questionnaire (HPQ)
  • The SEEK Medical Record Review
  • The SEEK Health Professional Observation Checklist

All of the measures can be obtained from the Evaluation section of the SEEK website.

Implementation Guides or Manuals

There are implementation guides or manuals for Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs] as listed below:

The SEEK website (http://theinstitute.umaryland.edu/frames/seek.cfm) has a section on Implementation that offers detailed information to assist with the implementation of SEEK, such as the SEEK Parent Questionnaire (PQ) and the SEEK Parent Handouts, information on Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) processes, and responses to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Research on How to Implement the Program

Research has not been conducted on how to implement Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) [Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (Secondary) Programs].