The ScreenTIME courses provide staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. Our goal is to help child-serving staff identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible and connect those in need with effective services.

Why screen a child for trauma?

Unfortunately, many children are exposed to violence, abuse, accidents, and other traumatic events. Some of these children will struggle with the effects of trauma on their health and well-being and may develop difficulties in school, at home, or with their relationships. Child-serving professionals and organizations such as those in healthcare settings, schools, and child welfare, can provide more effective service if they are aware of the trauma experienced by the children they serve. Too many children suffer alone with the stress caused by experiencing trauma.

Screening is an efficient way to identify children who need support related to the effects of trauma exposure.

Trauma screening is a crucial first step towards connecting children and families who have experienced trauma with support and appropriate services. Screening can also facilitate engagement with children and families to discuss trauma in a supportive and helpful way. 

Who are the ScreenTIME courses for?

The ScreenTIME Core Course, ScreenTIME Schools Course, and ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course are currently available!

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The ScreenTIME Core Course is appropriate for staff in all child-serving settings, including the following settings and roles:

  • Pediatric primary care
  • Early childhood
  • Juvenile justice
  • Child welfare
  • Behavioral health
  • Mobile crisis
  • Care coordination
  • Residential facilities
  • Pediatricians
  • Nurses
  • Medical assistants
  • Intake specialists
  • Community health workers
  • Early childhood educators
  • Juvenile probation officers
  • Child welfare workers
  • Behavioral health clinicians
  • Care coordinators
  • Home visitors
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The ScreenTIME Schools Course is appropriate for staff in school settings, including:

  • Teachers
  • School administrators
  • School mental health staff
  • School physical health staff
  • Office staff

The ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course is appropriate for staff in pediatric primary care settings, including:

  • Pediatricians
  • Nurses
  • Mental health specialists
  • Physician’s assistants
  • Medical assistants
  • Intake specialists
  • Supervisors, managers, and directors

Additional courses for other settings will be launched at a later date!

What will the Trauma ScreenTIME courses cover?

The Trauma ScreenTIME courses describe best practices in trauma screening and will help you develop a plan for implementing a screening process in your organization or setting. Topics include:

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What are the benefits of the ScreenTIME courses?

  • Developed by families and national experts based on best practices
  • Step-by-step practical guidance for doing trauma screening
  • Practical tools for sensitive and accurate screening
  • You can save your progress and complete the course at your own pace
  • APA, NBCC, and NASW CEC/CEU certificates provided upon course completion for the ScreenTIME Core Course and Schools Course
  • Learners taking the ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course may take what they have learned into their workplace to create a Quality Improvement (QI) Project. Approved QI projects will earn 25 points of MOC Part 4 credit through the American Board of Pediatrics. An example of a trauma screening QI project and responses to the Small Group QI Application can be found in the course Resource Center.