Community Child Health: An Action Plan for Today / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Community Child Health is designed to orient physicians, nurses, social workers, public health officers, and allied professionals to the world of children and to help them devise practice styles and priorities in concert with the current needs of children. Palfrey's central thesis is that society has lost sight of children, and, as a result, we have done a very poor job of structuring the environment to nurture them as they grow. Ironically, communities are breaking apart just at the time when families need them the most, leaving children vulnerable, confused, and isolated. The health consequences include poor school performance, behavioral problems, injuries, early sexuality, drug and alcohol use, weapons possession, homicide, and suicide.
The medical professions can have a major impact in reversing these social and health problems. Palfrey has designed this book to equip such professionals with the conceptual frame, data base, and practical tips and tools that will result in improved results in the growth and development of children. It is an advocate's manual, a cookbook for the program planner, and a guide for the child health professional seeking improvements in community child care.
About the Author
JUDITH S. PALFREY is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and first incumbent of the T. Berry Brazelton Chair in Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School, and Associate Professor of Maternal and Child Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. She serves as the Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital in Boston.
Table of Contents
Where in the World are the Children?
Children in a Changing Community Context
Community Influences on Children's Health
Trends in the Health Status of American Children
Community-Based Health Services
Community Services: New Ventures, New Partners
Health and Schools
Health and Special Education
Health Services for Children at Social Risk with Bill Bithoney, Sean Palfrey and Jean Ciborowski
Group Care Programs: Health Service Needs
An Action Plan for Today
Boundary Issues and Other Reasons Why the Current System Is Flawed
Policy Developments and Why We Should Not Give Up Hope
Creating Alliances To Foster Children's Health