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Briefly describe the difference between a child-centered system and a family/community-centered system. How can the Developmental Assets Framework be used to promote and support youth and adolescent development?

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According to The National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) pediatric health care home position statement (NAPNAP, 2009), Public Law 99-457, and the AAP (AAP, 2001The differences between child centered care and family centered care is demonstrated below.

Child Centered Care


Family Centered Care

Goal: To take care of the child for the short term

Goal: Parental empowerment and child advocacy for the life of the child

Child’s needs are primary focus

Family needs to assist the child are the focus

Professionals decide on the plan of care

Family and professionals decide on the plan of care

Parent’s opinions are not consistently requested

Parents ideas are requested and valued

Families are considered part of a particular group

Families are all considered to be unique

Parents participate as observers

Parents are considered to be equal members at whatever level they are comfortable

Parental differences are judged as not being in the best interest of the child

Family culture, language, ethnicity, and structure are respected.

Test results of the child are the most important factor used to plan care

Focus is on addressing parental concerns, issues, questions, and their need to assistance in problem-solving

One-way communication, professional to parent

Two-way communication, with parents encouraged to have input into the child care plan

The importance of the developmental assets framework can determine the successes of the child, their support, and their external and internal values.

Reference: Pediatric Primary Care: 5th Edition, by Catherine E. Burns, Ardys M. Dunn, Margaret A. Brady, Nancy Barber Starr, Catherine G. Blosser. Publisher: Elsevier Sanders, at www.Elsevier.com.