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Envisioning My Future: A Young Person's Guide to Health Care Transition 06/09/09

This guide, written for youth with special health care needs, helps them prepare for their transition from pediatric health care or service to adult care or service. The guide provides tips for the young person, their parents, and family; transition checklists; and other information to help young patients adjust to the new setting and assure a safe changeover.

Topics covered include:

  • About transition
  • New responsibilities (ages 12-14)
  • Practicing...
Adolescent Health Transition Project 06/07/09

The Adolescent Health Transition Project is designed to help smooth the transition from pediatric to adult health care for adolescents with special health care needs. This site is a resource for information, materials, and links for people interested in health transition issues.

Site contents include:

  • Information for:
    • Teens and young adults
      • Diabetes-specific information
    • Parents and families
      • Diabetes-specific information
      • ...
Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) Toolkit 05/08/09

This toolkit helps primary care providers decide whether and how to implement the Guidelines for Adolescent Depression in Primary Care (GLAD-PC) into their practice. It was designed to be user-friendly and applicable to real-world primary care practices.

The first section, “GLAD-PC Guidelines,” contains the guideline recommendations and a flow chart, which depicts how best to manage adolescent depression in the primary care setting.

The following two sections, “...

Practicing Safety 05/08/09

Practicing Safety focuses on expanding anticipatory guidance on seven “new morbidities” that, if discussed by the pediatric staff and implemented by the parent, can help to reduce child abuse and neglect.

The site offers guidance on the following:

  • Coping with crying
  • Parenting
  • Safety in other’s care
  • Family environment
  • Effective discipline
  • Sleeping and eating
  • Toilet training
Parental Depression Screening for Pediatric Clinicians: An Implementation Manual 12/17/07

The manual teaches pediatric health providers how to routinely screen for parental depression and how to refer parents to professionals for help.

The manual contains the following sections:

  • Section one: Summary of the parental well-being project experience
  • Section two: Role of the pediatric provider in the screening process
  • Section three: Implementation of parental depression screening at the practice level
  • Section four: Guide for organizations...
Understanding Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Getting a Diagnosis 12/17/07

This fact sheet addresses fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) and the importance of early diagnosis.

This fact sheet addresses the following topics:

  • What are fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD)?
  • How can I recognize FASD?
  • Why is diagnosis important?
  • How is FASD detected?
  • Where can I go for a diagnosis?
  • How do I prepare for an assessment?
  • What do I do with the results?
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: The Basics 12/17/07

These slides are an education tool that provides accurate information on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD).

These slides present the following information:

  • Understanding FASD
    • Terminology
    • FASD facts
    • Cause of FASD
    • FASD and alcohol
    • Alcohol and women
    • FASD and the brain
    • Number of people with an FASD
  • Prevention and risk reduction
    • Prevention is the...
Healthy Care for Healthy Kids Toolkit 12/17/07

This toolkit provides a variety of tools for primary care practice teams to deliver coordinated, integrated, and multidisciplinary services to both prevent obesity and improve care for children who are already overweight or at risk for being overweight.

This toolkit includes a section with parenting tips and patient education tools as well as the following sections for providers:

  • Prevention
  • Assessment and diagnosis
  • Management and treatment - Office
  • ...
Organ Transplants: What Every Kid Needs to Know 12/17/07

This booklet was created to help children and their families feel more at ease with the organ transplantation process by providing general information in an understandable format.

This booklet addresses the following topics:

  • What is an organ?
  • What do organs do?
  • Where do organs come from?
  • Your transplant team
  • Questions you may have
  • When it is your turn to receive a new organ
  • When you go home
  • If you’ve had to miss school...
Quality of Health Care for Children and Adolescents: A Chartbook 12/17/07

This chartbook is the first comprehensive national report on the quality of pediatric care. The researchers reviewed over 500 studies and synthesized this information into 40 charts that provide a portrait of the current state of pediatric health care.

The chartbook finds dramatic progress in some areas–such as reductions in hospital-acquired infections in pediatric intensive care units–and serious challenges in many others–such as gaps in preventive care and developmental services. It...

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