The pediatrician's role in family support and family support programs.

Authors, Primary Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption,and Dependent Care
Title Primary The pediatrician's role in family support and family support programs.
Periodical Full Pediatrics
Pub Year 2011
Volume 128
issue 6
Start Page 1680-1684
Abstract Children's social, emotional, and physical health; their developmental trajectory; and the neurocircuits that are being created and reinforced in their developing brains are all directly influenced by their relationships during early childhood. The stresses associated with contemporary American life can challenge families' abilities to promote successful developmental outcomes and emotional health for their children. Pediatricians are positioned to serve as partners with families and other community providers in supporting the well-being of children and their families. The structure and support of families involve forces that are often outside the agenda of the usual pediatric health supervision visits. Pediatricians must ensure that their medical home efforts promote a holistically healthy family environment for all children. This statement recommends opportunities for pediatricians to develop their expertise in assessing the strengths and stresses in families, in counseling families about strategies and resources, and in collaborating with others in their communities to support family relationships.
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Place of Publication United States
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Topic Tag(s) Comprehensive Care;Patient-Centered Care;Care Coordination
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs;Children without Special Needs
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