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Online Screening Tool for Young Children Presented at American Psychological Association Conference

C4 staff and partners developed the Neurodevelopmental Ecological Screening Tool (NEST) and will present about it at the American Psychological Association 2019 Conference on August 8 in Chicago, IL.

Carmela DeCandia, PhD, of Artemis Associates, and George Unick, PhD, of University of Maryland, Baltimore will discuss “Developing a Psychometrically-Validated Ecological Tool” during “An Ecological Perspective to Screening Young Children for Risk and Resilience” from 12-1:50 pm. Created by Katie Volk, Senior Project Director at C4, DeCandia, and Unick, NEST is a tool that helps service providers and parents in low-resource environments assess how children ages 3-5 are developing and identify ways to minimize risk factors and build resilience.

The conference is organized by the American Psychological Association.

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