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Fall 2021 Issue EPSDT Care for Kids Newsletter Published

Lead article examines child abuse and neglect 

The Fall 2021 issue of the EPSDT Care for Kids newsletter focuses on the important topics of child abuse and neglect, and examines adverse childhood experiences and other toxic stressors that affect brain development, influence behaviors and can lead to poor health. The lead article, “Child Abuse and Neglect: Recognition, Reporting and Prevention,” is co-authored by two nurse practitioners from the Child Protection Program, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. Medical and legal information and resources are supplemented by tools for child abuse prevention.

The newsletter also includes an article by Ana Cary, MD, FAAP, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital. The article includes steps to follow when counseling vaccine hesitant parents, or those who are vaccine cynics.

Read the article on our website.

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