Clinicians and Their Chronically Ill Pediatric Patients Together Can Improve Medication Adherence and the Use of Health Care Services

A child uses an inhaler for asthmaWhen children and adolescents who have chronic illnesses, forget or decide not to take their medications, they are more likely to have the kinds of symptoms that require a trip to the emergency department or a stay in the hospital. Clinicians can take a more active role in promoting medication adherence among their chronically ill pediatric patients with monitoring devices that track medication adherence.


The Rutgers CERT Helps Establish Updated Parameters for Psychotropic Medication Use in Texas Foster Children

A child rests his chin on his folded arms.The State of Texas has a single, comprehensive, managed-care system to provide medical and mental health services to children and youth in foster care. The Rutgers CERT recently collaborated on the update of the State’s oversight protocol, Psychotropic Medication Utilization Parameters for Foster Childrenand recommended Important changes to help reduce the use of these medicines in foster children.


New Guidelines for Treating Maladaptive Aggression in Youth

A child rests her chin on her knee2012 Recommendations for the Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Youth (T-MAY) were recently published in the journal Pediatrics. Learn about the recommendations and the Rutgers CERT Center role in their development.


Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Youth (T-MAY) Toolkit

A child hugs his knees to his chest.This Toolkit provides clinicians with a systematic, evidence-based approach to diagnosing, assessing, and treating maladaptive aggression in children and adolescents.



Page last reviewed March 2017
Page originally created March 2017
Internet Citation: Pediatrics. Content last reviewed March 2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.
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