In actual practice, the community social pediatrics model works by providing a continuum of services that includes welcoming children, assessment/course of action and follow-up/ongoing care and support.

Assessment/course of action or the cornerstone of the model is a way of making a diagnosis that may vary in time. It consist in a holistic approach to health that encourages information sharing among all participants, including the child, the family network and the various professionals involved in the child’s life. It leads to a common understanding of the issues affecting the child, better coordination of actions taken by all participants in the process, and the child’s and family’s active input as equal partners in decision-making.

Three features characterize the assessment/course of action: a method called EEDA, a clinical process and a working model called collaborative intervention.

References
  • Julien G. (2004). Soigner différemment les enfants : L’approche de la pédiatrie sociale, Les Éditions Logiques : Québec.
  • Julien G. (2004). Soigner différemment les enfants : Méthodes et approches, 2e éd. Les Éditions Logiques : Québec.