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Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (2nd ed., rev.)

Bright Futures in Practice: Mental HealthBright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (2nd ed., rev.) (1994; 2000; 2002) is the cornerstone document of the Bright Futures project. Bright Futures is dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves building a trusting relationship between the health professional, the child, the family, and the community as partners in health practice. The guidelines present a detailed framework for health professionals, in partnership with families, to promote the developmental health and well-being of children from birth to young adulthood.

For each of the 29 recommended health visits (newborn through 21), the guidelines provide key health questions, developmental observations or milestones, scheduled immunizations and screening procedures, and specific guidance for families on anticipated changes their child will experience in the approaching stage of development. Appendices cover the spectrum of screening and developmental concerns ranging from hearing to hypertension, from measurement of growth and body-mass-index to the stages of sexual development.

Based on extensive review of scientific literature and best practices, the Bright Futures guidelines were developed by multidisciplinary expert panels and reviewed by nearly 1,000 practitioners, educators, and health advocates. The guidelines are consistent with those of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and were developed with the support of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

This publication is out of print and has been superceded by Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents-Third Edition, published by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2007. However, you can view the PDF files of the Second Edition by using the link below.

Download Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (2nd ed., rev.) as PDF files.

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