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ERIC Number: EJ1125493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0736-8038
Integrating Behavioral Health Support into a Pediatric Setting: What Happens in the Exam Room?
Cuno, Kate; Krug, Laura M.; Umylny, Polina
ZERO TO THREE, v35 n6 p11-16 Jul 2015
This article presents an overview of the Healthy Steps for Young Children (Healthy Steps) program at Montefiore Medical Center, in the Bronx, NY. The authors review the theoretical underpinnings of this national program for the promotion of early childhood mental health. The Healthy Steps program at Montefiore is integrated into outpatient pediatric primary care clinics within the poorest congressional district in the nation. We describe Healthy Steps sessions with families during the newborn, 18-month, and 36-month pediatric well-child visits. Each clinical vignette offers a glimpse of how Healthy Steps specialists assess families at greatest psychosocial risk, and of the interventions used to support the development of secure attachment and interrupt the intergenerational transmission of trauma.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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