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Strong familial, community connections encouraged during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 19, 2017

On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared April 2017 to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time in which the prevention and recognition of child abuse is placed in the forefront.

“Abuse or neglect can rob children of their sense of dignity and worth, which are indispensable to the pursuit of happiness and success in the classroom, in the workplace and in relationships,” Trump said. “Children rightfully impose a moral obligation on adults, who must protect them from harm and preserve their opportunity to reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. They deserve nothing less.”

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Unreliable food access linked to poor behavior, learning in kindergarten

April 14, 2017
Inadequate access to food in early childhood was correlated with negative social-emotional and cognitive outcomes among children in kindergarten, according to a study
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Developmental, behavioral issues more common among rural children

April 7, 2017
Rural children from small communities exhibited a higher prevalence of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders than children living in cities and suburbs
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Workforce shortages culminate in 6-month ‘wait time’ for developmental pediatricians

March 24, 2017
The current shortage of pediatric subspecialists has resulted in a national ‘wait time’ of 6 months for children to be seen by developmental pediatricians
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Genetic Evaluation of the Child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder

Pediatric Annals, January 2009, Volume 38 Issue 1
As the diagnosis of autism becomes increasingly common, it would seem that the etiology of autism has become…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

Most primary care pediatricians will agree that on any given day they evaluate a fair number of dermatology concerns…
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Strong familial, community connections encouraged during National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April 19, 2017
On March 31, 2017, President Donald J. Trump declared April 2017 to be National Child Abuse Prevention Month, a time in which the prevention and

In the Journals

Unreliable food access linked to poor behavior, learning in kindergarten

April 14, 2017
Inadequate access to food in early childhood was correlated with negative social-emotional and cognitive outcomes among children in kindergarten

In the Journals

Developmental, behavioral issues more common among rural children

April 7, 2017
Rural children from small communities exhibited a higher prevalence of mental, behavioral and developmental disorders than children living in cities

In the Journals

Workforce shortages culminate in 6-month ‘wait time’ for developmental pediatricians

March 24, 2017
The current shortage of pediatric subspecialists has resulted in a national ‘wait time’ of 6 months for children to be seen by

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Childhood deprivation linked to neurodevelopmental, mental health disorders in adulthood

March 23, 2017
Adopted children who underwent extended social and emotional deprivation in early childhood experienced a range of mental health problems in early

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AAP report provides guidance on managing child abuse

March 20, 2017
The American Academy of Pediatrics and other pediatric behavioral health organizations released a report that outlines guidance and recommendations…

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Excessive TV viewing linked to poor school readiness skills among low-income children

March 17, 2017
For children raised in middle-class to lower class families, school readiness is negatively impacted by increased time spent watching television, an

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Additional resources needed for pediatric mental health emergencies

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2017
During the past 20 years, visits to pediatric emergency departments by children with psychiatric needs have increased in number and acuity. National…

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Gaps in mental health training pose imminent crisis for pediatric care

Infectious Diseases in Children, March 2017
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 13% of children aged 8 to 15 years in the United States will experience a severe…

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Preterm birth may increase risk for mental health problems

March 10, 2017
Adults born preterm at very low birth weight reported more internalizing, externalizing and avoidant personality problems than adults born at term. …

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