Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health In Primary Care (eBook)
A Guide To Implementation And Evaluation
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This book provides a step-by-step guide to integrating early childhood behavioral health care into primary care with hands-on advice for creating, implementing, and evaluating programs. It discusses the unique advantages of pediatric primary care as a setting for mental health services from birth into the early school years, particularly for addressing parent/child stress and trauma issues. Contributors illustrate in depth how bringing behavioral health into pediatric services can engender care that is replicable and sustainable, not only cost-effective but also clinically effective. Guidelines and case examples from frontline practitioners highlight typical challenges and workable recommendations.Among the featured topics:* The fit between early intervention programs and primary care.* Staffing, workforce development, and funding issues.* On-the-job teamwork concerns, from time constraints to continuity of care.* Culturally competent care geared toward key child care issues.* Intervening with parents of young children in the integrated pediatric setting.Integrated Early Childhood Behavioral Health in Primary Care is an essential resource for clinicians/practitioners, graduate students, and researchers in child and school psychology, pediatrics, and social work.