The AAP recommends that pediatric care providers integrate patient- and family-centered care in their practices, which includes asking about and reinforcing family strengths. Bright Futures offers tips for implementing a system for eliciting parental strengths and needs.

Patient Handout  

Printable handout for families developed by the AAP's STAR Center that healthcare professionals can distribute with screening forms. These handouts can be used as a cover sheet to explain the importance of a caregiver completing screening forms. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchPortuguese and Somali.

Office Poster

Printable poster developed by the AAP's STAR Center that practices can display to encourage families to complete screening forms. The poster can be used to help reinforce a caregiver completing the screening forms. Posters can be displayed in the waiting area or clinic rooms. Available in EnglishSpanishFrenchPortuguese and Somali

Brief Videos

This companion video developed by the STAR Center reinforces to caregivers the importance of screening and completing screening forms. The video is formatted to be played in waiting areas and/or social media channels.

This video developed by the STAR Center serves as a way of informing parents or caregivers that their pediatrician may ask about social determinants of health and encourages families to engage in conversations with their pediatrician about these topics Articles

Children Should Have Equal Opportunities for Health

Emotional & Social Development in Babies: Birth to 3 Months

Emotional & Social Development: 4 to 7 Months

Emotional & Social Development in Babies: 8 to 12 Months

Social Development: 1 Year Olds

Social Development: 2 Year Olds

Social Development in Preschoolers

Other AAP Resources

The Resilience Project: Family and Caregiver Resources

AAP Mental Health: Resources for Families

Bright Futures National Center: Resources for Families

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