Family-centered care occurs at two levels 1) during patient and family encounters and 2) in office systems and community partnerships which is improved by partnering with family advisors to create change. This page is dedicated to the first. View the family advisor page to learn more about the second level.

Watch these webinars and learn strategies to improve discussion, health promotion, and risk counseling with families by practicing strength-based, family-centered approaches including trauma and resilience informed care and health equity.

To create more equitable approaches to care, learn more about the levels of racism and bias in communication.

Family-centered discussions, counseling, and workflow resources:

Equitable practice changes and care improvement resources:

Learn from these mental health integration toolkits and implement practice changes:

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