Term: BabyFirst Screening (BFS) Form

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Glossary Definition

Last Updated: 2007-12-11

Definition:

A brief measure of biological, social, and demographic risk factors. This is used by public health nurses to screen all postpartum referrals in Manitoba. The BFS is the first of two screening stages for Manitoba's BabyFirst program. For more information see the Families First Screen / Screening Form glossary term.

NOTE: In 2003, the screen and the home visiting program changed names from BabyFirst to Families First to better reflect a family-centered approach (Brownell et al., 2012).

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References 

  • Brownell M, Chartier M, Santos R, Ekuma O, Au W, Sarkar J, MacWilliam L, Burland E, Koseva I, Guenette W. How are Manitoba's Children Doing? Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Data extras] [Errata] (View)
  • Brownell M, Santos R, Kozyrskyj A, Roos N, Au W, Dik N, Chartier M, Girard D, Ekuma O, Sirski M, Tonn N, Schultz J. Next Steps in the Provincial Evaluation of the BabyFirst Program: Measuring Early Impacts on Outcomes Associated with Child Maltreatment. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2007. [Summary] [Full Report] (View)

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  • Heaman M, Kingston D, Helewa M, Brownell M, Derksen S, Bogdanovic B, McGowan K, Bailly A. Perinatal Services and Outcomes in Manitoba. Winnipeg, MB: Manitoba Centre for Health Policy, 2012. [Summary] [Full Report] [Errata] (View)