I am grateful to the many authors and mentors who have contributed to this work, to the colleagues who served with me on the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Task Force on Mental Health and the Mental Health Leadership Work Group, to the AAP staff who supported and inspired the work of those 2 groups, and to the staff and my fellow coeditors of the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care, 2nd Edition, who recognized the need for Promoting Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Practice and Advocacy. I am indebted to Carrie Peters for her patient and diligent collaboration in bringing this book to publication, along with its companion book, Mental Health Care of Children and Adolescents: A Guide for Primary Care Clinicians. In the spirit of this book, I also want to acknowledge the contributions of my family: Isadore and Rachel Farrer Meschan, who were physician- educators as well as loving parents my husband, Miles Foy, whose support and encouragement made this book and all my life’s work possible and my children and grandchildren, who have been my inspiration to make the world a kinder, better place for children. Jane Meschan Foy, MD, FAAP Acknowledgements
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