SEEK Project

The SEEK project, funded by the US DHHS, Administration on Children and Families, the CDC, and the Doris Duke Foundation, aims to help detect child abuse and neglect at primary care visits. SEEK aims to strengthen families, support parents and enhance children's health, development and safety.

The main components of the SEEK model include:

  • Training health professionals to briefly assess and initially manage identified problems.
  • Use of the Parent Screening Questionnaire to identify targeted problems.
  • Collaboration with a social worker to help address problems, including referrals to community resources.
  • Parent Handouts that were handed out in clinics and customized with local resources.