The National Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Study - recruiting practices

Posted on April 28, 2019

Child maltreatment (CM) is a major public health problem, affecting many lives, in the short-and long-term, and costing individuals, families and society dearly. The Healthy People Goals 2020 call for reducing fatal and nonfatal CM. Achieving this hinges on broad implementation of effective, evidence-based preventive interventions, such as the SEEK model, developed for pediatric primary care.

SEEK Program Overview

The Center for Families at the University of Maryland is recruiting 45-50 primary care practices, both pediatric and family medicine, to participate in the SEEK model. They prefer to work with systems rather than individual practices but won’t rule them out.

For more information, please reach out to Howard Dubowitz, MD, MS, FAAP, Professor of Pediatrics and Head, Division of Child Protection and Director, Center for Families, Department of Pediatrics, University of Maryland School of Medicine.