Early Childhood Special Interest Group
|Co-Chairs:||Robin Adair, MD
(term expires 2018)
|Miguelina German, PhD|
(term expires 2019)
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The purpose of the Early Childhood Special Interest Group is to serve as a forum within SDBP to discuss and address with colleagues, across institutions and locales, important developmental and behavioral issues of young children, from birth to 5 years-11 months.
The EC-SIG consists of five work groups:
- Screening in Primary Care
- Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs)
- Early Intervention
- NICU Follow-Up
- Positive Parenting
Examples of past and current projects include:
- Presented an SDBP-sponsored webinar on understanding and screening for postpartum mood and anxiety disorders
- Conducted a survey of North American providers
- Proposing SDBP position statement related to early childhood
- Conducted a workshop at the annual meeting of a pediatric association
- Conducting a literature review with the goal of submitting a manuscript for publication
New members are welcome! New members are asked to join a work group and are encouraged to participate in the group’s project(s). Membership and contributing to a project can help develop one’s national status for academic advancement. Any SDBP member interested in joining the EC-SIG should contact one of the EC-SIG co-chairs.
The time commitment depends on the particular work group and project. Most work groups communicate via on-line exchanges, such as email and Dropbox, and/or hold conference calls once or twice a year.
The EC-SIG, as a whole, meets at the SDBP annual meeting; work groups typically meet at the SDBP annual meeting, as well. Interested SDBP members, as well as new EC-SIG members, are strongly encouraged to attend the EC-SIG related meetings at the SDBP annual meeting.
SIG News/Recent Activity
- The Screening in Primary Care work group will conduct an Educational Workshop at the 2015 SDBP annual meeting.
- The PMADs work group will conduct an Educational Workshop at the 2015 SDBP annual meeting.
- The NICU Follow-Up work group will conduct a Concurrent Session at the 2015 SDBP annual meeting.
- The NICU Follow-Up work group, upon submitting the required intent request, is in discussion with the SDBP Board of Directors regarding a position statement on NICU follow-up.
- The Early Intervention work group has drafted a substantial manuscript on “national and state Part C EI issues, as well as the evidence base for early intervention approaches,” with the goal of submitting it for peer-reviewed publication.
- The Positive Parenting group is conducting two systematic literature reviews of evidence-based positive parenting programs for the first 5 years of life - one on interventions, the other on prevention.