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Importance of Well-Child Visits
Well-child preventive visits are essential to your child’s growth. Regular well-child visits are an opportunity to build trust and communication between parents and their child’s pediatrician.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and Bright Futures have outlined guidelines considered to be the gold standard for pediatric care. Knowing what to expect and what questions to ask is a crucial part to every well-child visit from infancy through adolescence.
For more information, please:
Click here to prepare questions and consider topics for discussion during your child’s well visits.
Click here for the AAP recommended Preventive Pediatric Health Care Schedule.
- Preventing Child Abuse
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)
- Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
- School Health Program
- Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV)
- IDPH Injury and Violence Prevention
Child Abuse Prevention Month (April)
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. During the month of April and throughout the year, communities recognize the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promote the social and emotional well-being of children. All communities are encouraged to share child abuse and neglect prevention awareness strategies and activities and to promote prevention across the country.
For More information: https://www.childwelfare.gov/topics/preventing/preventionmonth/
- April 2016: Child Abuse Prevention Month Community Packet
- UIC - Children with Special Health Care Needs
- What is a Medical Home?
- IL Children's Mental Health Partnership
- Bright Futures Resources
- CDC Adverse Childhood Experiences
- CDC Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention
- CDC Positive Parenting Tips
- Child Welfare Information Gateway (Prevention Month)
- HPV Brochure