[R-0495] S7: Family and Community

Citation: American Academy of Pediatrics. (2017). Website. Retrieved from: https://www.aap.org/en-us/Pages/Default.aspx [or enter American Academy of Pediatrics” in your search window].

Abstract: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. On the homepage of this website, click on About the AAP in the top menu bar and view the AAP introduction video for more information about thi organization.

Users of the website may also go to the title Advocacy & Policy found on the top menu bar of the homepage and click on AAP Health Initiatives- Prevention for information on a variety of health initiatives. For instance, scroll down under Clinical Resources and click on Mental Health. Here you will find a link to Sound Advice, a collection of interviews with pediatricians providing guidance for parents and caregivers on child behavior, emotions, and other mental health topics. Also at the AAP Health Initiatives- Prevention site, scroll down to Special Populations and click on Foster Care for information on childhood trauma.

Integration: The content and skills presented in this website fit well in Child Development; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Health, Safety and Nutrition; and Social and Emotional Development.

Content Focus: Adverse Childhood Experiences; Child Development; Child and Human Development; Child, Family and Community; Child Guidance; Early Childhood Mental Health; Health Care Professionals; Health, Safety and Nutrition; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Mental Health; Pediatricians; Professional Development; Social and Emotional Development; Social and Emotional Health; Toxic Stress; Training; Trauma

Notes: Have learners explore this site and report on a resource that will inform and support best practices in early intervention and early childhood inclusive settings.