Behavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners

Behavioral Pediatric Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners

SKU# 9780826118677

A Growth and Developmental Approach to Intercepting Abnormal Behaviors


  • Donna Hallas PhD, PPCNP-BC, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP


Delivers strategic, evidence-based measures for recognizing and treating abnormal behaviors in children in the content of primary care practice

Written for practicing Pediatric and Family Nurse Practitioners, and PNP and FNP students, this pediatric primary care text expands upon the crucial role of the health care provider to assess, identify, and intercept potential behavioral health problems. Every parent wants to see their child become a socially and emotionally healthy adult, but this cannot be the outcome for every family. When children miss their milestones as anticipated, parents and the family dynamic is upset – parents question their parenting skills and their ability to raise a socially and emotionally healthy child. The content in this book is built upon strategic, evidence-based measures to evaluate and treat behavioral health during each well child visit across the pediatric lifespan and restore order to their patients and their families.

Behavioral Pediatric Health for Nurse Practitioners is organized by developmental stages - infancy, toddlers, preschool-age, school-age, and adolescence. Each these stages contain common behavioral problems and detail their assessment, screening, intervention, and treatment. Chapters also include measurable standards for behavioral health and special topics in pediatric behavioral health and chronic medical conditions as they impact development. Every section features a case study that fosters critical thinking and demonstrates exemplary practices.

Key Features:

  • Focuses on the intercept of development and the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of behavioral problems
  • Addresses early identification and treatment of disorders for best outcome
  • Provides proven, case-based strategies for assessment, screening, intervention, and treatment
  • Includes contributions from highly qualified PNPs and PMHSs
  • Highlights cutting-edge research from pediatric primary care experts
  • Presents strategies for working with parents
  • Fosters critical thinking for making a correct diagnosis

Product Details 

  • Publication Date July 28, 2018
  • Page Count 425
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826118677