- Much of the research on children in high risk environments, particularly those who have been maltreated, has focused on negative outcomes. Yet, much can be learned from some of these children who fare relatively well. The objective was to examine resilience in high-risk preschoolers, and to probe contributors to their adaptive functioning.
- Despite growing evidence of links between adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and long-term health outcomes, there has been limited longitudinal investigation of such links in youth. The purpose of these analyses was to describe the patterns of exposure to ACEs over time and their links to youth health.
- We evaluated the effect of Primary Care Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) training on pediatric residents and the families they serve to test 2 hypotheses: first, training would significantly improve resident skill in identifying and addressing discrete parenting and child behavior problems; and second, parents would report an improvement in their sense of self-efficacy, use of positive discipline strategies, and their child's behavior.
- Improvement partnerships (IPs) are a model for collaboration among public and private organizations that share interests in improving child health and the quality of health care delivered to children. Their partners typically include state public health and Medicaid agencies, the local chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and an academic health care organization or children's hospital. Most IPs also engage other partners, including a variety of public, private, and professional organizations and individuals.
- To document the persistence and predictors of mental health problems in children aged 12 to 18 months investigated for alleged maltreatment.
- I'd like to express my sincere gratitude to the APA for this tremendous honor and recognition. I am also extremely grateful to my mentors: my high-school biology teacher, Ben Kirkland; my college mentor, Ernest Williams; my Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program mentors, Alvan Feinstein and Ralph Horwitz; my Robert Wood Johnson Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program mentor, Sandy Schwartz; and my cherished pediatric colleagues and mentors, Michael Weitzman, Paul Wise, and Fernando Mendoza.
- To examine the effectiveness of the Safe Environment for Every Kid (SEEK) model of enhanced pediatric primary care to help reduce child maltreatment in a relatively low-risk population.
- The aim of this study was to develop a reliable and valid self-evaluation tool for use by child protection team (CPT) members.
- The relationship between adverse childhood exposures and poor health, illness, and somatic complaints at age 12 was examined.