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New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Working with Children in Foster Care

A new resource developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress in partnership with Northeast Treatment Centers supports nurses and clinicians that provide care to patients in the child welfare system. The online course provides a 1.0 Continuing Education Credit for nurses.

Having an Incarcerated Parent: The mental health needs of affected children

This guest blog from Research Experiences for Undergraduates student Ellyn Butler explores the short- and long-term outcomes for children with incarcerated mothers.

Hidden Cost of Extreme Athleticism in Teen Girls

Watching the elite female athletes during these Olympic games has been beyond exciting. While the often extreme fitness and diet regiments of the athletes may suggest robust health, one topic parents should be aware of is that female athletes, through an imbalance of nutrition and hormones, are at both short- and long-term risk for poor bone health. I reached out to my sports medicine colleague, Naomi Brown, for more perspective.

Trampoline Park Injuries

Read more for new information about the risks of pediatric injury at trampoline parks.

New Resource Alert: TeenDrivingPlan YouTube Videos

View and share two new YouTube videos on the TeenDrivingPlan Channel with parents to help them more effectively supervise their teens' driving practice.