Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure

The effects of racism on children’s health were elucidated at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 meeting. Researchers illustrated the link between racism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, and general health. This study involved looking at data from 95,677 participants in the National Survey on Children’s Health for 2011-2012. This survey asked children if … More Children’s Health at Risk Due to Racism Exposure

Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as SNAP, may be putting participants at risk. In general, we assume that SNAP provides its participants with fruits, vegetables, etc. It is a nutrition program, so it is expected that those who use the benefits are only allowed to buy healthy food. While there are many members … More Maltreatment Within Food Assistance Programs

Project SafeCare

A project used by the CDC to prevent child maltreatment is called Project SafeCare. This project was established in 2007 and is used world-wide, it provides parents with a training program. This project consists of about eighteen to twenty two sessions weekly for about an hour and a half. The people targeted for this project are … More Project SafeCare

Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation by Nurses

In an area of low socioeconomic status (a few small towns in central NY), women who are “underprivileged” are given maternal support for their first-born child.  Care is provided during pregnancy with home visits from nurses to the home to help the unmarried mother adopt better health-related behaviors (ex. exercise, alcohol/substance cessation), how to care … More Prenatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation by Nurses

The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Project

The SEEK project is another best practice for prevention of child maltreatment but has a different target audience than parents.  The SEEK project was funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the CDC to provide primary care physicians with a mean for targeting at risk factors of child maltreatment especially families … More The Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) Project

Childhelp Program

                                   A program in Arizona called Childhelp founded in 1959 directly addresses ways to prevent child abuse and treatment options for those involved in child abuse.  Additional resources that have added to the program’s success over the years is … More Childhelp Program