Connections for Child Development

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PASOs Community Health Workers (CHWs) screen children’s development primarily at the family’s home an other sites including clinics and libraries. Children that exhibit developmental needs are referred to appropriate resources, therapies, and specialty care. CHWs also further connect families to resources that address child development, hunger, medical needs, and other social determinants of health.

Why is it important?

  • South Carolina has seen a 900% increase in the Latino child population under the age of 15 in the last 20 years.
  • Latino children currently represent 10% of SC’s child population ages 0-5, and in some counties the totals reach over 25%.
  • Catching a developmental need early greatly increases the chance of being able to correct it.
  • Learn more about the importance of a child’s early development here.

What have been the results?

  • Since the start of the Connections for Child Development program in 2013, over 300 children have been screened using the Ages and Stages-3 Questionnaire.
  • 45% of the 300 children fell below average in at least one of five developmental categories and were referred to appropriate resources and assisted in connecting to those next steps to address any needs.
  • 82% of children determined to be at-risk have been successfully connected to a needed referral.

This program is offered in:
Low Country
Tri County Area

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