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J Behav Health Serv Res. 2017 Oct;44(4):695-699. doi: 10.1007/s11414-015-9479-2.

Brief, Rapid Response, Parenting Interventions Within Primary Care Settings.

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School of Nursing, Saint Louis University, 3525 Caroline Street, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA.
School of Social Work, Saint Louis University, 3550 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63103, USA.
Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, Saint Louis University, 1465 S Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO, 63104, USA.


Opportunities created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act along with the increased prevalence of pediatric behavioral and mental health concerns provide new challenges for pediatric health care providers. To address these matters, providers need to change the manner by which they provide health care to families. A novel approach is providing brief, rapid response, evidence-based parenting interventions within the pediatric primary care setting. Family-focused parenting programs support the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations of improving mental health via supports in pediatric primary care to maximize the social and psychological well-being of families. A considerable body of research indicates that parenting interventions reduce the severity and frequency of disruptive behavior disorders in children and provide support to parent by bolstering parental resilience and improving overall family functioning. Providing these services within the pediatric primary care setting addresses the need for fully integrated health services that are family-centered and easily accessible.


Family Support Specialist; Parent Training Program; Parenting Intervention; Pediatric Primary Care; Pediatric Symptom Checklist

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