Haggerty-Friedman Psychosocial Fund for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
The Haggerty Friedman Psychosocial Fund promotes the practice of and training in developmental and behavioral pediatrics at the University of Rochester to advance developmental and behavioral health of infants, children, adolescents and their families through research, education, evidence based clinical practice and advocacy.
Vision of Haggerty-Friedman Psychosocial Fund
Advancement of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at UR through the mentorship of students, postgraduate trainees and physicians through education and research opportunities
Collaborative and Interdisciplinary research and care
Scientific basis of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Child and Family Advocacy
Teaching the next generation of educators, researchers and clinicians
What is Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics?
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians evaluate and manage infants, children and youth with developmental and behavioral disorders. They offer biobehavioral subspecialty care for children and youth with physical and other developmental disabilities as well. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric practice is often in the context of interdisciplinary settings involving close collaboration with other professional disciplines. Developmental and Behavioral pediatricians also screen and monitor children at risk for developmental and behavioral disorders on the basis of biological and social factors. Research in this field addresses the causes and treatments of developmental and behavioral health concerns and promotes understanding of the biopsychosocial environment in which they live. Ongoing training at multiple levels from medical students to community practitioners support the medical home for children with developmental and behavioral needs. Clinicians from many areas use developmental and behavioral approaches to research and manage chronic care and health maintenance.