Child, Parenting, and Healthcare Provider Issues
May 9, 2016Suicide continues to be a leading cause of death among children and young adults, and recently released statistics from the CDC report an overall increase of suicide rates by 24 percent over a recent 15 year span. There is a need to change the culture on how we deal with suicidality at universities, including de-stigmatizing the issue and increasing access to mental health services.
April 13, 2016Learn about a recent study examining the safety concerns of parents of children with a variety of disabilities and how healthcare providers can address these concerns.
April 6, 2016When it comes to bullying, there are multiple touchpoints at which intervention is possible, including at schools, at home, and through visits to the pediatrician’s office. Here at CHOP, we have instituted a network-wide bullying screen as part of our Electronic Health Record, making asking about bullying a standard part of the care that many of our patients receive.
March 28, 2016As a developmental and behavioral pediatrician, I sometimes face questions such as, “My 5-year-old son much more strongly prefers ‘girl’ toys, like dolls and princesses. What does this mean?” I’m sure many other clinicians also face the same types of questions from time to time. How can we help parents to understand whether these symptoms are part of common exploration, or whether it is a sign of something else?
March 14, 2016Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to impact the reactions of families and patients to a potentially traumatic event (PTE). This blog post shares how to guide patients to reframe their thoughts and to foster resilience by practicing trauma-informed care.
March 3, 2016In the wake of another suicide cluster in California, learn what we can do to prevent these tragedies from occurring.
February 23, 2016A new guide developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress guides mental health professionals working with children impacted by medical traumatic stress.