From the National Poll on Children’s Health
With the school year ending, it’s time for parents to make arrangements for summer child care. Parents may decide to leave their tweens (children age 11-13) home alone for a few hours or even the entire day. But before tweens are left home alone, it’s important for parents to make sure their children understand a variety of safety issues and can respond appropriately.
Grand Challenges: Integrating Maternal Mental Health into Maternal and Child Health Programs | PLOS One
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From the New York Times Blog
Although much attention is paid to the safety of infants and toddlers, their sudden jabs, bites, head-butts and kicks can inflict injuries on caregivers, usually parents. After her 2-year-old daughter “clocked” her under the eye, leaving a significant shiner, Alaina Webster, 31, coined a term on her blog to describe this common problem: “unintentional parent abuse.”
As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report.
Released on May 16, the report represents the government's first comprehensive look at mental disorders in children. It focuses on diagnoses in six areas: attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), behavioral or conduct disorders, mood and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, and Tourette syndrome.
In the aftermath of the devastating tornado in Oklahoma, people will need mental health support as much as medical support. It's crucial to help medical professionals, first responders, family members, and victims both administer or receive the proper psychological first aid.
From USA Today
The emotional after-effects of living through a traumatic event like the Oklahoma tornado could last for weeks or even longer, especially for children.
From NBC News
Parents across the country took a collective deep breath on Tuesday as they prepared their children for school. It's been a traumatic year -- the shootings in Newtown, Conn., the Boston marathon bombings, and now a devastating tornado in Oklahoma that has killed 24 people and buried a school full of cowering youngsters, killing seven.
It’s understandable that children and parents are affected by these events, even those living far away, psychologists say.
CityMatCH, the National Organization of Urban MCH Leaders, has extended the abstract submission deadline for its 2013 Annual Urban Maternal and Child Health Leadership Conference.
In this article and accompanying interactive graph, authors Robyn Norton, Ph.D., M.P.H, and Olive Kobusingye, M.Med. (Surg), M.P.H., discuss the traditional definition of injuries and the growing adoption of an evidence-based approach to injury prevention and management. The article highlights the burden of injuries (both unintentional and intentional), the prevention of injuries, improving the management of injuries, and the future of injury prevention.