Carmela DeCandia, Ph.D., of Artemis Associates is presenting about “Creating a Neurodevelopmental Ecological Screening Tool for Children” at the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth Conference on Monday, October 29 from 10-11:15 am in Anaheim, CA.

DeCandia and Katie Volk, Senior Project Director at C4, have been leading the development of this online tool for children ages 3-5. It helps service providers and parents in low-resource environments assess how a child is developing and identify ways to minimize risk factors and build resilience. The tool is calibrated especially for children who have experienced homelessness.

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