The foundation of Bright Futures for Families is health promotion — not just preventing or treating illness or injury, but actively promoting the physical, emotional, mental and social well being of infants, children, adolescents and their families.

The Bright Futures for Families Theme Areas provide a wealth of information on child health and development topics for children of all ages, such as:

Infancy

  • Attachment
  • Child care
  • Cognitive development
  • Crawling and walking
  • Crying
  • Feeding
  • Immunizations and screening
  • Mother’s nutrition
  • Motor skills
  • Parent-child interaction
  • Sleep
  • Temperament
  • Tooth eruption
  • Well-baby visits

 

Middle Childhood

  • Bullying
  • Child-teacher conflicts
  • Eating disorders
  • Family responsibilities
  • High-risk behaviors
  • Homework
  • Obesity
  • Peer relationships
  • Physical activity
  • School performance
  • Self-care
  • Self-image
  • Sexuality and reproductive health
  • Sibling relationships

Early Childhood

  • Child Care
  • Fears
  • Immunizations and screening
  • Independence
  • Oral health
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Peer relationships
  • School readiness
  • Self-control
  • Self-esteem
  • Speech
  • Social competence
  • Tantrums
  • Toilet training

 

Adolescence

  • Academic and career goals
  • Anxiety
  • Coping skills
  • Eating disorders
  • Family conflicts
  • Mood disorders
  • Obesity
  • Oral hygiene
  • Peer relationships
  • Physical development
  • School performance
  • Sexuality & reproductive health
  • Sports
  • Substance abuse