Saturday, November 28, 2015

Janet Rosenzweig

Talking to kids about gender and transgender individuals

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 5:30 AM
Last week, I discussed how the topic gender fluidity has recently entered the spotlight from celebrities such as Caitlyn Jenner, and how professionals in human sexuality education and counseling have long held that a person’s sexuality is multi-dimensional. With this background, you’re... Read more

Talking to kids about gender

Tuesday, October 20, 2015, 5:30 AM
Editor's note: This is the first of two parts. It used to be so easy, people complain – there were two genders -- male and female. And now we have to understand transgender, gender queer, and gender fluidity – and to make it worse – we have to explain it to our kids! Thanks, Caitlyn... Read more

Back-to-school tips from Healthy Kids bloggers

Thursday, September 3, 2015, 5:30 AM
With school right around the corner, we asked our Healthy Kids bloggers to give us their best back-to-school tips. Here’s to a healthy, safe, and successful school year! Talk about how it feels to start school again. Model how to appropriately express your feelings and manage anxiety. Anxiety... Read more

TLC’s Breaking the Silence on child sexual abuse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015, 5:30 AM
Over the more than quarter century that I’ve worked in child sexual abuse, I’ve seen attention to the issue come and go. I witnessed the first stirrings that lead to a national attention in the 1970’s as the rape crisis movement intersected with the development of child protection... Read more

Kids and trauma: Science trumps handcuffs

Tuesday, August 11, 2015, 5:30 AM
There has been lot of buzz about a video shot last year of a Kentucky deputy sheriff handcuffing an 8-year-old schoolboy with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Last week, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against the deputy for this incident and a similar cuffing involving... Read more

Mutual consent laws – can we legislate intimate conversations?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, 5:30 AM
Consent for sex is in the news these days – from Bill Cosby’s acknowledgment to using drugs which removed partners’ capability to consent, to mutual consent state laws and campus policies – there is a lot of buzz on this topic and that’s a good thing. The buzz is turning... Read more

Duggar family scandal: How to prevent sex abuse in your family

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 5:30 AM
Josh Duggar grew up in a strict Christian household. His father, Jim Bob Duggar, was a former Arkansas state representative who in 2002 said that rape and incest merited the death penalty and the family became TV stars for nearly seven years on a cable show that focused on their devout life. They... Read more

Child Abuse Prevention Month: What's the significance of an ACE score?

Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
Less than 20 years ago, Vince Felitti, MD, and Rob Anda, MD, published the results of research that showed proof of a strong relationship between painful things that can happen in childhood – adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs - and health as an adult. This evidence of long term effects... Read more

Fifty Shades of Grey is coming – are you ready?

Thursday, February 12, 2015, 5:30 AM
Love it or hate it, a movie glorifying some of the darker sides of sexual behaviors between consenting adults is coming to a theater near you. What’s near you is near your kids, so get ready to take advantage of this teachable moment. If you don’t know the theme of this best-selling trilogy... Read more

Privacy? Yes! Secrets? No!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 5:30 AM
If you’ve just spent the holidays with a house full of company or crammed into an airport waiting area, privacy probably seemed like a distant fantasy. If you managed to surprise someone with the gift of their dreams, keeping secrets may seem like a great idea. There’s a time and place... Read more
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Anna Nguyen Healthy Kids blog Editor
Sarah Levin Allen, Ph.D., CBIS Assistant Professor of Psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Stephen Aronoff, M.D., M.B.A. Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Temple University Hospital
Peter Bidey, D.O. Medical Director of Family Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Christopher C. Chang, MD, PhD, MBA, FAAAAI, FACAAI Associate Professor of Medicine in division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology at UC Davis
Katherine K. Dahlsgaard, Ph.D. Lead Psychologist of The Anxiety Behaviors Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Gary A. Emmett, M.D., F.A.A.P Director of Hospital Pediatrics at TJU Hospital & Pediatrics Professor at Thomas Jefferson Univ.
Magee DeFelice, M.D. Chief of Allergy and Immunology at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
Hazel Guinto-Ocampo, M.D. Chief of Pediatric Emergency Services at Nemours duPont Pediatrics/Bryn Mawr Hospital
Rima Himelstein, M.D. Adolescent Medicine Specialist at Crozer-Keystone Health System
Jessica Kendorski, PhD, NCSP, BCBA-D Associate Professor in School Psychology/Applied Behavior Analysis at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Anita Kulick President & CEO, Educating Communities for Parenting
Janet Rosenzweig, MS, PhD, MPA VP for Programs & Research for Prevent Child Abuse America
Beth Wallace Smith, R.D. Registered Dietitian at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Emiliano Tatar, M.D. Pediatrician at Einstein Healthcare Network Roxborough Plaza
Jeanette Trella, Pharm.D Managing Director at The Poison Control Center at CHOP
W. Douglas Tynan, Ph.D., ABPP Director of Integrated Health Care for American Psychological Association
Flaura Koplin Winston, M.D., Ph.D. Scientific Director of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention
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