Bright Futures is not just for health professionals – it is also useful for families and all who are concerned with promoting and protecting children's health. Partnership is a core concept of Bright Futures, a partnership that includes families, communities, health care providers, and public health officials from the federal government to the community level.
Bright Futures materials for families are available on a wide range of mental, physical, and emotional health issues for children from the prenatal months through age 21. And health professionals have found that providing Bright Futures materials promotes positive interaction with the families whose children are in their care.
Download the Health Promotion Handout on Partnership with Families Handout (244 KB)
Healthy Futures Virginia
AAP’s Bright Futures Education Center partnered with the Virginia Department of Health to develop a series of 1 to 2 minute videos covering a wide range of topics for parents from the newborn visit up to the 4-year visit. Visit www.healthyfuturesva.com for videos on:
Bright Futures Activity Book Wins National Health Information Award
To encourage parent-child interaction, the Bright Futures activity book provides a fun, informative, and interactive overview of the 10 themes from the Bright Futures Guidelines. Activity books can be purchased in sets of 10 for $15 through the AAP online bookstore.
Bright Futures Parent/Patient handouts
See the Bright Futures Visit Forms section of the Bright Futures Tool and Resource Kit to download single copies of parent and patient handouts by visit for your review and reference. To obtain multiple copies of parent/patient handouts, please purchase a complete Tool and Resource Kit online.
Bright Futures Family Materials Developed by Family Voices
Family Voices is a national grassroots network of families and friends speaking on behalf of children with special health needs. Family Voices works to encourage partnerships between families and professionals for children’s good health. With funding from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Family Voices produces and distributes a wide range of materials for families including the Bright Futures Pocket Guides in English and Spanish, newsletters, fact sheets, and other materials. These materials and others can be found at www.brightfuturesforfamilies.org.
New–Bright Futures for Families Pocket Guide Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 2nd Edition now Available!
Family Friendly tips, strategies, and resources for each stage of children’s development from prenatal to adolescence. Based on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents (3rd ed.).
Obtain your copies here: http://www.brightfuturesforfamilies.org/materials.shtml#PG2012
Bright Futures Family Materials Developed by Georgetown University