Whenever a behavioral or psychosocial problem presents in a child, all members of the family are affected. Conversely, when the problem lies within the family, the child is affected and often presents as the symptomatic patient. The goals of family-focused pediatrics are to: 1) determine the need for a family intervention; 2) conduct a family interview-assessment; 3) clarify the issues; 4) teach healthy communication skills and interactions; and 5) facilitate generation of family goals and solutions. Family-focused strategies provide an effective, brief, and timely approach that can aid the pediatrician in helping children and their families function in more healthy and satisfying ways.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Pages (from-to)||448-455; Quiz p. 456|
|Journal||Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics|
|State||Published - Dec 1995|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health