Page ContentBright Futures is a national health promotion and prevention initiative, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Bright Futures Guidelines provide theory-based and evidence-driven guidance for all preventive care screenings and well-child visits. Bright Futures content can be incorporated into many public health programs such as home visiting, child care, school-based health clinics, and many others. Materials developed especially for families are also available. Features For ProfessionalsBright Futures WebinarsMake sure to sign up for the latest Bright Futures webinars beginning in April 2017. Learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves. Learn moreBright Futures EQIPP CoursesThese courses are designed to help physicians interpret the Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents into everyday practice, with practical suggestions for implementation.Learn moreBright Futures GuidelinesAt your fingertips, this manual provides the most respected recommendations for the top 12 areas of child development in 1 volume, along with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards by visit.Learn moreBright Futures Tool and Resource KitThis kit provides an organized compilation of current forms and materials for seamless and effective inclusion of preventive health supervision and health screening for infants, children, and adolescents.Learn morePerforming Preventive ServicesDesigned to accompany Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition, this manual provides effective ways to deliver the preventive services that are suggested in the Guidelines.Learn moreImplementing Bright Futures in Public HealthProfessionals can hear recorded audio stories of Bright Futures implementations and read highlights of how Bright Futures is being used by state agencies as the standard for well-child care and as essential content throughout many public health programs. Learn moreFor FamiliesFamily Pocket Guide—Available in English and SpanishDeveloped for families by families, in partnership with the AAP and other professionals, this convenient, attractive resource is based on the AAP’s Bright Futures: Guidelines for the Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition.Learn moreBright Futures Activity Book—Available in English and SpanishTo 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 for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, 3rd Edition.Learn more Highlights and Announcements May 22, 2017Help parents form positive parent-child relationships Essentials for Parenting Toddlersand Preschoolers is a free, online resource developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help parents learn skills that form the foundation of a positive parent-child relationship. Skills focus on encouraging good behavior, while decreasing misbehavior using proven strategies.May 22, 2017CNN reported that “grandparents who step in for child care tend to use the same practices they did when they were parenting, but” research suggests “some of them may be outdated, putting their grandchildren at risk.” The findings were presented at the 2017 Pediatric Academics Societies meeting. Dr. Andrew Adesman, lead author of the study, “recommends that grandparents use the same resources parents” use for the most up-to-date “child safety news. The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Healthy Children site is among those offering tips for kids of all ages.” May 22, 2017Parent Webinar – Giving Medicine to Kids: Dosing, Droppers and Other Dos and Don’t’s This free webinar for parents will be hosted by David Hill, MD, FAAP, a father, practicing pediatrician and author of “Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro” on the topic of medication safety. The webinar will run 45 minutes and include an audiovisual presentation and a live question and answer session. An archived version of the webinar will be available to registrants.Thursday, May 25, 2017 1pm ETClick here to registerMay 22, 2017Zika Care ConnectZika Care Connect is a new program designed to connect women, parents and caregivers of infants, and families affected by Zika to recommended health care services. Zika Care Connect establishes a network of specialty health care providers in 10 high-risk jurisdictions throughout the United States and its territories. The provider network is accessible via the Zika Care Connect Web site and HelpLine. If you are interested in joining the Zika Care Connect provider network, visit the Web site or call the HelpLine at 1-844-677-0447 (toll-free) for more information on enrolling.May 22, 2017New AAP Guidelines Say Children Under One Year Old Should Not Be Given Fruit JuiceFruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet, according to a new policy statement issued by the AAP that marks the Academy’s first change in recommendations on fruit juice since 2001. Over past years, the Academy advised against offering fruit juice to children under the age of 6 months, but has expanded that time frame to include the entire first year of life.Click here to learn moreMay 18, 2017Safe Sleep, Skin-to-Skin Care, and Breastfeeding – AAP Clinical Report WebinarSkin-to-skin care (SSC) and rooming-in have become common practice in the newborn period for healthy newborns with the implementation of maternity care practices that support breastfeeding as delineated in the World Health Organization’s “Ten Steps to Successful Breastfeeding.” In this webinar, Dr Lori Feldman-Winter, discusses components of the AAP clinical report, Safe Sleep and Skin-to-Skin Care in the Neonatal Period for Healthy Term Newborns, SIDS prevention and breastfeeding promotion. Ms Trish MacEnroe will discuss the Safety Audit Tool developed by Baby-Friendly, USA.Monday, June 26, 2017 1pm CTClick here to registerMay 15, 2017SAMHSA has launched a virtual toolbox to guide early childhood leaders in promoting the mental health and school readiness of young children. The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation Toolbox includes videos, interactive products, and resources to enhance early childhood programs through implementing or expanding mental health consultation. May 10, 2017Beyond Coexistence: Cultivating Successful Family Partnerships in Clinical Practice WebinarThe National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Center for Family Professional Partnerships, and Bright Futures National Center are hosting the first webinar in a three-part series focusing on family engagement in pediatric practices and systems. This webinar will provide practical tools and resources to enhance partnership between clinicians, practice staff, and families. Strategies to improve shared decision-making, identify family strengths, and implement successful care plans will be discussed by expert faculty, including pediatric clinicians and family leaders.Monday, May 15, 2017 3pm CTClick here to registerView more information about the Webinar series here.May 10, 2017Moving Beyond Cooperation: Engaging Families in Health Care Organizations and Practices WebinarThe National Center for Medical Home Implementation, the National Center for Family Professional Partnerships, and Bright Futures National Center are hosting the second webinar in a three-part series focusing on family engagement in pediatric practices and systems. This webinar will provide practical tools and strategies, such as implementation of quality improvement initiatives and family advisory groups, to engage families in health care organizations. A pediatric clinician, care coordinator, and parent partner will present on their experiences and lessons learned.Thursday, May 25, 2017 11am CTClick here to registerView more information about the Webinar series here.May 4, 2017Make sure to sign up for the latest Bright Futures webinars beginning in April 2017. Learn about the revised and updated Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition from the editors themselves. We will be hosting two separate 45-minute webinars for health care professionals and public health professionalsThe webinars will be recorded and posted on the Bright Futures Web site.Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition - Introduction (for Public Health Professionals)Wednesday, May 24th 1:00 PM ET/12:00 PM CT Click here to register.Bright Futures Guidelines, 4th Edition - Introduction (for Health Care Professionals)Click here for a recording and slide set of this webinar.May 4, 2017Today is National Children's Mental Health Awareness Day. This year’s focus is on the importance of integrating behavioral health and primary care for children, youth, and young adults. Pediatricians are an important first resource for parents who are worried about their child's mental health. For resources for primary care, visit www.aap.org/mentalhealth. The campaign’s national event will take place on Thursday, May 4, at 7 p.m. EDT in Washington, DC. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will also webcast the event. For more on Awareness Day activities, click here.May 3, 2017Emergency Preparedness in the NICU WebinarDuring natural disasters and others emergencies, the lives of infants in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are particularly at risk, mostly because of their dependence on assistive technologies. During the webinar, speakers will present key issues in preparing to respond to a disaster that affects the NICU, and present case studies and best practices that can help you and your colleagues to prepare. This webinar is being presented in concert with the release of the “Disaster Preparedness in Neonatal Intensive Care Units” AAP clinical report published Pediatrics (May 2017).Friday, May 12, 2017 12:30 CTClick here to register.May 1, 2017Free Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Webinar Series recordings are now available here.Webinar #1 - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Screening, Assessment, and Diagnosis. Webinar #2 - Neurobehavioral Disorder Associated with Prenatal Alcohol Exposure (ND-PAE). Webinar #3 - Treatment Across the Lifespan for Persons with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. April 24, 2017New QI Learning Collaborative OpportunityApply to participate in Project I-SCRN: Improving Screening, Connections with families, and Referral Networks The AAP is seeking practices to participate in a year-long quality improvement collaborative designed to provide pediatric primary care practices with the strategies, tools, and resources needed to increase rates of screening, referral, and follow-up for developmental milestones, autism, maternal depression, social determinants of health, and optionally, social-emotional development. Participating practices will receive a $5,000 stipend to support project activities. Pediatricians will have the opportunity to earn American Board of Pediatrics Part 4 Maintenance of Certification (MOC) credit (pending approval). AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ (PI CME) and CE credit are available to physicians and allied health professionals. Detailed information about the project and a link to the intent form and application can be accessed on the STAR Center Web site. An informational webinar will be held on May 3, 2017. The deadline for applications is May 19, 2017. April 18, 2017Need to liven up your practice Web site? Consider a link to Milestones in Action - a FREE image library that features photos and videos of children demonstrating developmental milestones from 2 months to 5 years of age. This tool was created to help parents and health care professionals identify developmental milestones in children and know if there is cause for concern. Parents can look for these same milestones in their own children, fill out a milestone checklist, and bring to their next well visit. The CDC Learn the Signs. Act Early. program has a suite of FREE materials for you and your patients.