The Survey of Well-being of Young Children

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SWYC Manual- Download

The SWYC User’s Manual was released in March 2016. Since that time, we have made several changes to the SWYC that have rendered some parts of the manual out-of-date. When time and resources allow, the Manual will be updated, but in the meantime, please be aware of the following discrepancies:

In v1.07, the Family Questions were revised. The literacy question EPDS have been added since the time this manual was published. Wording for the tobacco item has been revised, and wording and scoring for the food insecurity item has been revised.

Due to the changes described above, the comprehensive hand-scoring guide included in the manual is not compatible with v1.07.

Additional research has been conducted on the SWYC. Future editions of the manual will describe findings.

Some guidelines around creating electronic medical records and translations have changed. Please contact us at for up-to-date information.


SWYC 101: A Quick-Start Guide for Front Desk Staff

SWYC 101: A Quick-Start Guide for Front Desk Staff is a template of instructions for front desk staff. You can edit the document to fit the specifics of your practice setting. Click here to download the Front Desk Staff guide.

Creating a Screening Plan: A 5-Part PowerPoint Series

These narrated PowerPoints will help you better plan for using the SWYC effectively. Open these file using PowerPoint and play as a slideshow. There is audio narration accompanying each slide (note: audio will not work if you open this file in Google Slides)

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.