KIDOS Toolkit

Coordinating Developmental Screenings in Early Childhood Systems and Medical Homes: A Toolkit for Communities

Coordinating Developmental Screenings in Early Childhood Systems and Medical Homes: A Toolkit for Communities was developed to provide guidance and resources to communities seeking to examine and improve developmental screening child find and referral systems. These tools are designed to help communities take a closer look at the current status of their child find efforts, identify areas of improvement, and determine steps to reach the desired outcomes. The KIDOS Toolkit is structured around four phases of action—from generating ideas and dialogue through sustaining action and impact.

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A series of recommended implementation activities can be found under each phase. The implementation activities are accompanied by concept overviews, exercises, recommended readings, and other resources to assist Community Implementation Teams.

Although the Toolkit is organized in such a way as to guide communities from the formation of a Community Implementation Team all the way through evaluating results and communicating lessons learned, communities aren’t limited to using the Toolkit in a linear fashion. Rather, the Toolkit should be viewed as a menu of tools and resources. Communities are invited to browse the Toolkit, selecting the resources that best fit the community’s needs. This flexibility allows the Toolkit to be beneficial to all communities, regardless of their starting place.

Unsure where to begin? Questions about how to best to use the Toolkit in your community? Contact us.

 

KIDOS Toolkit

Phase 1: Generate Ideas and Dialogue


Phase 2: Initiate Action


Phase 3: Organize for Impact


Phase 4: Sustain Action and Impact