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The Survey of Well-being of Young Children

SWYC in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has created a revised version of the SWYC screening tool in order to address postpartum depression as a critical issue in the development and well-being of infants and young children. In the SWYC/MA version, the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale questions were added to the 2, 4 and 6 month forms. All other parts of the SWYC/MA at these three ages are identical to the generic SWYC. The remaining age-based forms remain unchanged. The SWYC/MA forms can be found on the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP) website.

The SWYC is approved by MassHealth for compliance with the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative screening guidelines.

The SWYC and the information on this site are not designed to and do not provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, or treatment. The information and any reference materials posted here by Tufts Medical Center, Inc. are intended solely for the information of the reader. Such information is NOT intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional. The SWYC is copyright © 2010 Tufts Medical Center.

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The SWYC has been translated into Spanish, Burmese, Nepali, and Portuguese.

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