The STAR Center has created a podcast entitled Pediatric CARE: Childhood, Adversity and Resiliency Education, where you can tune in to hear conversation and content for pediatric providers working to address social determinants of health in their pediatric setting. Listen in as leading experts in the field share tested strategies, success stories, and discuss community resources, and clinical tools that are educational and practical, to aid your practice and families.
The Importance of Family Advisor Engagement
During this episode we’ll be talking about the importance of family advisor engagement and identifying roles within a practice setting with Melissa Winger CPXP, CPHQ. She wears many hats as a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Addressing Social Health and Early Childhood Wellness (ASHEW) Technical Assistance Project Advisory and Family Partnership Executive committees, the Emergency Medical Services for Children state and national family representative, Patient Centered Medical home Consumer site evaluator, and consumer Merit reviewer for Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). She’s a wonderful Mom to an amazing young man with complex medical conditions from a rare chromosome disorder.
Self-Care Skills for Children and Families
Dr. Gretchen Pianka is pioneering how primary care providers can use their unique relationship with families to foster resilience in their patients and the families they care for. She’s bringing to clinical practice the cutting-edge research showing the powerful protective effect Positive Childhood Experiences can have in offsetting the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Family Centered Counseling Techniques
During this episode we will be talking about family centered counseling techniques with expert Dr. Sara Del Campo de Gonzalez who is a pediatrician at the Young Children’s Health Center, University of New Mexico Health Systems. Her special interests include trauma-informed care, excessive childhood stress activation, resilience and protective factors, early childhood development and immigration.
Protective Factors and Positive Childhood Experiences
Dr. Nerissa Bauer discusses protective factors and resiliency with leading expert, Dr. Robert Sege who is a Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, where he directs the new Center for Community-engaged Medicine. He has served on national committees for the American Academy of Pediatrics and has been lead author on several important AAP policies. His extensive speaking and publication list include contributions to the prevention and treatment of child maltreatment and youth violence.
Social Determinants of Health and Systems in an Evolving Landscape
The pandemic is likely to disrupt health systems, including suspending vaccination campaigns; straining child protection systems and social services; and exacerbating existing inequalities. In this episode we discuss the COVID-19 pandemic as it relates to social determinants of health, health equity and systems in an evolving landscape.
Finding Solutions in Creative Ways
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, understanding the degree to which food insecurity affects the health of children or other household members is key both to making the case for its elimination and also to the design of effective social programs. In this episode we discuss different avenues to explore to address social determinants of health and how one pediatrician created a business that has left a lasting impact by feeding hungry families and lessons learned along the way.