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Behavior and Child Development

Culturally Effective Care Toolkit – Chapter 4
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​​​​​An understanding of parents' and families' culturally bound perceptions a​​nd beliefs about child development and mental health norms as well as accepted discipline practices is of paramount importance to the practicing pediatrician. Because of potential stigma associated with mental health diagnoses or general mistrust of the health care system, patients from some communities may minimize, devalue, or ignore important mental health referrals. ​

Chapter 4 Tools and Resources

Tool 4A: Bright Futures Tools and Resource Kit
Designed to accompany and support Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, this tool and resource kit includes forms to streamline health supervision visits, documentation forms for well-care visits and work done, practice management tools, tools designed to aid in screening and developing community linkages, and patient and parent handouts. There is a cost for this publication.

Tool 4B: Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health—Volume II, Tool Kit
This publication provides detailed information and guidelines on well-child care from the prenatal period to age 21 for health care practitioners. This publication is freely available online.

Resource 4A: Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition
This publication provides detailed information and guidelines on well-child care from prenatal to age 21 for health care practitioners. There is a cost for this publication.

Resource 4B: Bright Futures in Practice: Mental Health—Volume I, Practice Guide
​Highlighting the mental health of children in a developmental context, this manual presents information on early recognition and intervention for specific mental health problems and mental disorders. It is freely available online. 

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