Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) Training Information

Find Upcoming Training Opportunities

For upcoming training opportunities go to the MDH Maternal & Child Health training registration system. This system allows you to find all upcoming MCH trainings, including Child and Teen Checkups (C&TC) trainings, and to register online.

Request a C&TC Training

If the training you would like is currently not scheduled (refer to the MDH Maternal & Child Health training registration system above), you can request a training by completing an online C&TC Training Request Form. For descriptions of available trainings, refer to Training Descriptions below.

Training Descriptions

C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components Training (3-Day training)

This workshop includes an introduction to C&TC screening standards and components and provides a systematic review of a physical exam, range of normal findings, common problems that may be encountered, and referral criteria. In addition, a practicum of instructor demonstrations and participant return demonstrations with child models is included to enhance participants’ physical examination skills. An on-site clinical consultation is arranged within 3-6 months from completion of this training. This workshop is a requirement for RNs/PHNs to practice complete C&TC exams in the public health setting.

This training is for Registered Nurses (RN) and Public Health Nurses (PHN) who:

  1. Plan to actively provide complete C&TC screenings within 3-6 months and have not previously attended the C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components training session.
  2. Currently provide C&TC screenings but have not attended the C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components training session in at least 6 years.
  3. Have not actively provided C&TC screenings and have not attended C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components training session in at least 4 years.

C&TC Refresher

This workshop is refresher training for Registered Nurses (RNs) and Public Health Nurses (PHNs) who provide complete C&TC screening services, who have previously completed the 3-day C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components Workshop. This 1-day workshop is designed to enhance knowledge and skills needed to provide complete C&TC services consistent with program standards. It provides an update on C&TC best practices, review of current screening procedures, including practice of select components of the physical exam. The workshop content and format is based on the experience and needs of attendees.

This training meets the requirements of a C&TC Refresher training for those Registered Nurses (RNs) and Public Health Nurses (PHNs) who actively provide C&TC screening services and have attended a C&TC Comprehensive Screening Components (formerly C&TC 3-day training) within the last 2-5 years.

C&TC Hearing and Vision Screening Workshop for Screeners

This workshop is recommended for screeners who have limited child health or screening background, or who would like to refresh basic screening practices. It offers those new to hearing and vision screening an opportunity to gain experience and confidence in their screening skills. This workshop covers current best practices for screening children birth to 21 years of age, and includes demonstration and practice of basic skills such as routine visual acuity and pure tone audiometry screening. Pass, rescreen and refer criteria and processes are discussed.

This training is designed for screening personnel or volunteers who perform basic level hearing or vision screening for children 0-21 years of age in settings such as:

  • C&TC clinics
  • Public Health
  • Early Childhood Screening
  • Head Start
  • Schools

Nurses (PHN, RN, LSN) generally find this workshop too basic. It is recommended that they attend the Hearing and Vision Screening for Nurses workshop, which includes advanced screening skills.

C&TC Hearing and Vision Screening For Nurses

This workshop covers current best practices for advanced hearing and vision screening of children birth to 21 years of age for C&TC and other screening programs. It includes a review of basic screening procedures (pure tone audiometry and visual acuity screening) as well as training in advanced skills including physical exam related to hearing and vision, otoscopy, tympanometry, threshold hearing screening, and otoacoustic emissions (OAE).

This training is designed for nurses or other health professionals who need advanced level skills in order to perform or supervise hearing and vision screening programs for children, in settings such as:

  • C&TC clinics
  • Head Start
  • Early Childhood Screening
  • Schools
  • Public health

Hearing and Vision for Screeners (Basic Level) is not a prerequisite for this class.

C&TC Best Practices in Well Child Screenings

Child and Teen Checkups is Minnesota's Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment (EPSDT) Program. This workshop includes an overview of Child and Teen Checkups and provides updates on evidenced-based best practices and components of a complete C&TC well child exam. This training is a collaborative effort between the Minnesota Department of Human Services and the Minnesota Department of Health.

This training is designed for those who are involved with C&TC and/or the child health screening components of a C&TC well child exam. This may include:

  • C&TC providers (MD, NP, PA)
  • Nurses (RN, LSN, PHN, LPN)
  • Medical assistants
  • Trained staff/aids or volunteers who assist with child health screenings in a variety of settings (e.g. tribal clinics, schools, Head Start, etc.)
  • County/tribal C&TC and MCH Coordinators
  • C&TC and MCH Outreach Workers
  • Clinic and public health administrators
  • Health plan representatives

C&TC Using the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE for Developmental and Social Emotional Screening

This workshop trains screening providers on proper administration and scoring of the Ages and Stages Questionnaires developmental (ASQ-3) and social-emotional (ASQ:SE) screening instruments. The training also covers logistics of implementing the screenings in the practice setting, interpreting and communicating results with families, and referral pathways and resources. Case studies are included, along with information on collaborating with community partners to reduce gaps and duplication in screening and services.

Public Health Nurses (PHNs), primary healthcare providers, clinic staff and administrators, and other screening program staff who would like to enhance their knowledge and skills in developmental and social-emotional screening using the ASQ-3 and ASQ:SE. Additionally, this training is designed for professionals involved in providing C&TC screening services.