What's New Archive
AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) Presentations (2012)
NCE presentations from this year's Joint Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care, Section on Child Abuse and Neglect and Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Program are now available for member's only (member log-in required ).
Identifying and Caring for Victims of Child Abuse (2012)
Recent headlines have documented several horrible cases of child abuse. The AAP provides guidance and resources to help pediatricians better support children victimized by abuse and prevent it from happening at all. Guidance on various topics related to child abuse can be found on the Section's Web site. Specific guidance on counseling to prevent sexual violence is available in the Preventing Sexual Violence Toolkit. Finally, the AAP has received funds from the Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crimes, to develop resources to equip and train pediatricians to enhance their care of children who are victims of abuse. A preliminary list of resources has been developed.
Child Maltreatment Prevention: Past, Present, and Future (2011)
This issue brief, published by the Child Welfare Information Gateway, discusses the importance of prevention as a critical component of the nation's child protection system. It outlines programs and strategies that are proving beneficial in reducing the likelihood of child maltreatment, such as public awareness efforts, parent education, home visitation, and community prevention efforts. Key challenges and opportunities for the future of child maltreatment prevention are addressed.
Connected Kids for Continuity Clinics: Changing Practice, Changing Lives (2011)
Connected Kids: Safe, Strong, Secure (www.aap.org/connectedkids) is a violence prevention program which provides guidance and materials for each health supervision visit from birth to age 21. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) invites continuity clinic directors to utilize the Connected Kids program with residents in their continuity clinic settings. Continuity clinics responding to this invitation will receive free access to the Connected Kids materials and other resources. Those Interested should contact Heather Fitzpatrick (email@example.com or 800/433-9016, ext. 7642)
AAP Executive Committee endorses the Academy on Violence and Abuse Competencies (2011)
The AAP Executive Committee recently endorsed the Academy on Violence and Abuse (AVA) Competencies Needed by Health Professionals for Addressing Exposure to Violence and Abuse in Patient Care. A full copy of the document is available on the AVA Web site by clicking here.
PREP:CAP Course Audio Recordings (2011)
Did you wish you could have attended the PREP:CAP course but missed it? Well, you can download the audio recordings! Visit http://www.dcprovidersonline.com/aap/ to download individual sessions or the entire course.
ATSA Publishes New Report (2011)
The Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) has published a new report, A Reasoned Approach: Reshaping Sex Offender Policy to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse. The report "offers insights into current research about those who sexually abuse, an analysis of policy trends related to sex offenders, information about innovations in legislative and community responses to those who sexually abuse, and recommendations for policy change to facilitate the prevention of child sexual abuse.
AAP Response to Recent News Items (2011)
The letter to the New York Times is in response to an article on shaken-baby syndrome that appeared in the Sunday magazine.
The second letter is to HomeAway Inc., a company that produced an offensive ad that appeared during the Super Bowl (the company has since removed the ad following public outcry). Here is the revised commercial and the press release describing the company's response.