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Jul, 2017
Article
Authors:

Boyd RC, Gerdes M, Rothman B, Dougherty SL, Localio R, Guevara JP

ABSTRACT: Caregiver depression impacts parenting behaviors and has deleterious effects on child behavior. Evidence-based interventions to address parenting have not been adapted for use with depressed caregivers in pediatric primary care settings. Our study examined the feasibility and e...

Jul, 2017
Article
Authors:

Krohn J, Matone M

ABSTRACT: Through our work in youth advocacy as, respectively, legal and public health professionals, we are all too aware of the high levels of health care fragmentation experienced during pregnancy and postpartum by poor, young mothers of color. Meredith Matone’s research highlights th...

Jun, 2017
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Doupnik S, Vasan A, Khan S, Seifu L, Feudtner C, Fiks AG

BACKGROUND: Food insecurity (FI) remains a major public health problem. With the rise in suburban poverty, a greater understanding of parents’ experiences of FI in suburban settings is needed to effectively screen and address FI in suburban practices. METHODS: We conducted 23 semistruct...

Jun, 2017
Article
Authors:

Palakshappa D, Vasan A, Khan S, Seifu L, Feudtner C, Fiks AG

BACKGROUND: National organizations recommend pediatricians screen for food insecurity (FI). Although there has been growing research in urban practices, little research has addressed FI screening in suburban practices. We evaluated the feasibility, acceptability, and impact of screening ...

Jun, 2017
Authors:

Palakshappa D

Food insecurity, or the lack of reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable and nutritious food, affects nearly 16 percent of all households (15.8 million children) across the U.S. and has been associated with a multitude of health-related issues, poor academic performance, ps...

May, 2017
Article
Authors:

Fiks AG, Gruver RS, Bishop-Gilyard CT, Shults J, Virudachalam S, Suh AW, Gerdes M, Kalra GK, DeRusso PA, Lieberman A, Weng D, Elovitz MA, Berkowitz RI, Power TJ

BACKGROUND: Few studies have addressed obesity prevention among low-income families whose infants are at increased obesity risk. We tested a Facebook peer-group intervention for low-income mothers to foster behaviors promoting healthy infant growth. METHODS: In this randomized controlle...

Mar, 2017
Article
Authors:

Rubin D, Springer SH, Zlotnik S, Kang-Yi CD, Council on Foster Care, Adoption, and Kinship Care

 

ABSTRACT: As many as 3% of children in the United States live in kinship care arrangements with caregivers who are relatives but not the biological parents of the child. A growing body of evidence suggests that children who cannot live with their biological parents fare better, overall, ...

Mar, 2017
Article
Authors:

Jenssen BP, Wilson KM

ABSTRACT: Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, and exposure to tobacco smoke harms children from conception forward. There is no safe level of tobacco exposure. While overall smoking rates have declined, the advent of new products, such as electroni...

Jan, 2017
Authors:

Matone M, Minkovitz C, Quarshie W, Rubin M

Half of female youth nationally with current or former experience in the child welfare system—the system responsible for responding to abuse and neglect of children and providing services to support vulnerable children and families—have a pregnancy by age 19 and nearly half have multiple...

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