ICD-9 Diagnosis Code V61.20

Cnsl prnt-chld prob NOS

Diagnosis Code V61.20

ICD-9: V61.20
Short Description: Cnsl prnt-chld prob NOS
Long Description: Counseling for parent-child problem, unspecified
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code V61.20

Code Classification
  • Supplementary classification of factors influencing health status and contact with health services
    • Persons encountering health services in other circumstances (V60-V69)
      • V61 Other family circumstances

Information for Medical Professionals

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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code V61.20 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

Information for Patients

Family Issues

There are many kinds of families. Some have two parents, while others have a single parent. Sometimes there is no parent and grandparents raise grandchildren. Some children live in foster families, adoptive families, or in stepfamilies.

Families are much more than groups of people who share the same genes or the same address. They should be a source of love and support. This does not mean that everyone gets along all the time. Conflicts are a part of family life. Many things can lead to conflict, such as illness, disability, addiction, job loss, school problems, and marital issues. Listening to each other and working to resolve conflicts are important in strengthening the family.

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If you're a parent, you get plenty of suggestions on how to raise your child. From experts to other parents, people are always ready to offer advice. Parenting tips, parents' survival guides, dos, don'ts, shoulds and shouldn'ts - new ones come out daily.

The truth is there is more than one "right" way to be a good parent. Good parenting includes

  • Keeping your child safe
  • Showing affection and listening to your child
  • Providing order and consistency
  • Setting and enforcing limits
  • Spending time with your child
  • Monitoring your child's friendships and activities
  • Leading by example

NIH: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

  • Talk to Your Kids about Sex - Easy-to-Read (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
  • Talk to Your Kids about Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs - Easy-to-Read (Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion)
  • Talking to your teen about drinking
  • Time outs

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