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Early Identification, Prevention and Care of Disruptive Behavior Problems in Very Young Children
Submission Deadline: May 31, 2024 (Open) Submit Now
Raymond H. Baillargeon, PhD, Associate Professor
Interdisciplinary School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa, Canada
Research interests: Disruptive behavior problems; Infancy; Developmental origins of diseases; Clinical practice guidelines for mental health; Clinical epidemiology; Longitudinal data analysis
About This Topic
There is a consensus about the importance of preventing disruptive behavior problems in children. In light of recent empirical evidence, infancy may represent a unique, not to be missed, window of opportunity to do so. During this period, regularly scheduled well-baby/child visits with a primary care provider may well offer the best opportunity to monitor children’s behavioral development in the general population.
This special issue focuses on the many challenges facing the developmental surveillance of children’s behavioral development during well-baby/child visits. It will showcase four challenges of particular importance.
First challenge. Across developed countries, different clinical practice guidelines do exist for the developmental surveillance of children’s behavioral development. What are they? How do they differ from each other and on what rationale?
Second challenge. Are current clinical practice guidelines trustworthy? In other words, have they been developed, in whole or in part, according to generally accepted standards?
Third challenge. Are current clinical practice guidelines efficient? What evidence, if any, do we have to decide between different clinical practice guidelines? For instance, if screening is being recommended what evidence do we have to help us choose among the different types (e.g., universal vs. selective)?
Fourth challenge. Are current clinical practice guidelines being implemented in primary care? What are the main obstacles for their implementation?
Papers dealing with these challenges are welcome. Also invited are papers dealing with other important issues about developmental surveillance. Other issues of interest include rationale for new and improved clinical practice guidelines or standards for developing guidelines.
Disruptive behavior problems; infancy; childhood; primary health care; clinical practice guidelines; evidence-based medicine; preventive medicine
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