OUR PROTECTIVE FRAMEWORK:

The Pediatric Patient's Hierarchy
of Developmental Needs©

Central to the Pediatric Patient's Hierarchy of Developmental Needs (PPHDN) © framework is the concept of thinking of the child and family as an ecosystem.

The idea is that the features effecting healthy development and functioning are best understood through examining the intersection of biological and social influences.

OUR STRATEGY

Our evidence-based strategy may utilize a combination of knowledge exchange, collaborative research, staff education and training, psychosocial service development, environmental design consultation, and resource fostering to facilitate project management for proposal development individualized to our partners' growth potential.

CREATING CAPACITY AND HOPE

We consider our progress in relation to the success of our global partners, and their ability to provide sustainable support systems for the children and families in their care.

During initial site visits to partner hospitals/pediatric units, we identify organizational strengths and recommend areas for psychosocial care enhancement in addressing patients’ needs through each level in the PPHDN, and then collaboratively develop a customized work plan.

Once recommended areas for psychosocial care enhancement have been addressed, we re-assess our partners' capacity to provide sustainable support systems for the children and families in their care by utilizing the PPHDN.