Monday, May 10, 2021

Comments by daveckert

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  • While I agree with Dr. Ragins 5 Point Plan, there is one missing factor that I would like to highlight: menatal health prevention through emphasis on healthy attachments early in life.
    We need to weave behavioral health into pediatrics to help each human being get off to a positive start through the strength of healthy attachments. I give credit to the leaders in this field: Dr. Dan Seigel, Dr. Louis Cozolino, and Dr. Bruce Perry (among others). We should also note that the stress related to poverty is a key challenge, but that should not stop us from addressing the need for health education and intervention to beign with prenatal care and extend through childhood. Particular emphasis should be placed on the first 3 years of life and the teenage years.
    Healthy attachment is vital and its positive effects last a lifetime.