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Practicing Safety: A Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Improvement Project

In January 2007, with additional generous support from the DDCF, the Practicing Safety team revised and adjusted the original project for Phase II. Based on the feedback from the original practices via staff focus groups, physician interviews and surveys, the toolkit was revised into 3 bundles focused on the infant, mother and toddler, and was tested with 14 practices using the AAP Quality Improvement Innovation Network (QuIIN).

Teams used the Model for Improvement quality improvement methodology. Clinical teams participated in an adapted learning collaborative to use, modify, and test tools around coping with crying, maternal depression screening, effective discipline, and toilet training and provide feedback and suggestions for improvement of the tools. Testing occurred over 6 months using Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) cycles.  Results showed that practices made improvements across the board.

Click on the links above to find out more about the project and the tools used.