Early relational health (ERH) is a relatively new term that infuses the concepts of child development, positive parenting, and attachment.
ERH centers around the earliest interpersonal interactions between infants and their parents/caregivers
which strengthen the foundation for lifelong health, learning, and social well-being.
The New Jersey Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics is addressing these issues and has the
following programs and resources available to pediatricians to help support nurturing, warm,
and responsive early parent/caregiver child relationships.
Healthcare ProvidersAdditional Resources
Health care professionals who serve adolescents know that members of this age group have their own particular needs and concerns. Click here to connect to research, professional development opportunities, tools, and other resources to promote the optimum health of, their adolescent patients.
Parents are a key support for teens during this time of growth and reflection. Be aware of the stages of emotional development, and provide clear guidance at each phase. Acknowledge when to give space and independence to teens. Help guide teens to feel good about themselves. Click Here.