The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed materials for pediatricians on how to support adoptive and foster families. The guide contains coding tips for evaluations involving screening and anticipatory guidance related to trauma and other mental health and developmental concerns. View AAP's Coding Tips.
Competencies and Systems of Care
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) has created several systems of care resources, including a comprehensive document focusing on developing a system of care for infants, toddlers and preschool aged children, and their families. View AACAP's Best Principles for Early Childhood Systems of Care.
Zero to Three, National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families delivered a webinar on June 5, 2014 that reviewed state-level competency systems to support providers in addressing the mental health needs of young children. View the presentation or visit the website for more information.
Access Positive Parenting resources through Nemours, including parenting seminars, parenting tips, and newsletters. View the resources here.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has developed an array of resources specifically designed for parents. View Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers, with sections on communicating with your child, creating structure, and practicing positive parenting skills.
Bright Futures for Pediatric Providers
Website: Bright Futures
Maryland Healthy Beginnings
Website: Healthy Beginnings
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC)
Website: ECTA Center
Screening information: Developmental Screening and Assessment Instruments
U.S. DHHS, Administration for Children & Families
Website: Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive
Screening information: A Compendium of Screening Measures for Young Children
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has developed materials for pediatricians on how to support adoptive and foster families. The guide contains coding tips for evaluations involving screening and anticipatory guidance related to trauma and other mental health and developmental concerns. View AAP's Trauma Guide and webinars.
Sesame Street has created an outreach program, When Families Grieve, developed to support children and families cope with the loss of a loved one. View the guide for parents and visit the website for additional toolkits.
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