valuable information about child development and what to
Help families form partnerships with their providers.
families to advocate for the health care needs of their
families to help their children gradually assume
Bright Futures Materials/Resources Available from Family Voices
October 4, 2012 Webinar: Food for Thought: Lessons Learned from Families about Health & Wellness
September 06, 2012 Webinar: Facilitating Successful Focus Groups for Families: Best Practices
Bright Futures Family Pocket Guide:
Raising Healthy Infants, Children, and Adolescents—2nd Edition (2012)
Developed 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 ed.). The 168-page guide will provide families with:
For ordering (including bulk orders) go to: Family Voices website. For more information, contact us at: BFPocketGuide@familyvoices.org. Please note: Limited copies are available of the Spanish version, Bright Futures Guía para las Familias, 1st Edition.
A reference tool available to you that describes Title V mission, history, and services and how families participate in Title V programs and policies.
Family Pocket Guide: Raising Healthy Infants, Children and Adolescents
The Family Pocket Guide covers:
To get more information about bulk order possibilities contact us.
Bright Futures Theme Sheets for Families
Informative 1-pagers for families focused on the 10 themes that recur in all stages of child development. Each 1-pager provides a description of the theme, how the theme relates to the child and family, how the theme relates to the different ages/stages, what families can do to promote healthy development as part of that theme, and additional resources.
IMPACT on… Bright Futures Theme Updates - These timely 1-pagers for families have health and wellness tips and resources on Bright Futures themes:
Health Care Visit Checklist for all Children Including Children with Special Health Care Needs
A child's health visit is a key time for families and health care providers to share information and observations about the child's development. This checklist helps families prepare for health visits so that they can develop a good relationship with their child's health care provider.
For information on how to obtain bulk orders of the Health Care Visit Checklist please contact us.
Family + Health Care Professionals = Partners for Healthy Children
Families make health decisions for their children every day. Ideally, they know the importance of immunizations and regular check-ups. They understand that good health depends on family routines, including healthy meals, physical activity, and discipline. And, families work with health care professionals to build the strong partnerships that are so important in supporting healthy children.
This handout contains information and resources for you and your family to foster communication in the family/professional partnership.
Click here for the PDF version of Partners for Healthy Children.
For information on how to obtain bulk orders of Partners for Healthy Children please contact us.
Group discussion game designed to bring Bright Futures concepts to families to bridge the gap between guidelines and practice. The intent of the Talkcards is to encourage families to share parenting ideas and strategies so others will have a range of options to think about when making their own decisions.
For information on how to obtain the Family Talk Cards please contact us.
For Email Newsletters you can trust
A free electronic newsletter for families and professionals about news, information, and activities in the maternal and child health community.
2013 issues (in PDF format)
* Bright Futures: Family Matters en Español
Transitions- Growing Up and Away
=Materials developed by Family Voices
Bright Futures Health Professional Materials Available from The American Academy of Pediatrics(click on any title below for more information and how to order)
Additional Bright Futures Materials Available from The National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health(click on any title below for more information and how to order)
Contact us if you want to be on the Bright Futures for Families mailing list to receive updates on new Bright Futures for Families materials and activities.
Also please contact us with problems downloading documents from our site, comments or questions on the materials offered, information about your experiences or activities with Bright Futures in your state and with any suggestions and comments on how this site can be more helpful to you and families.
Family Voices, Inc.