ERIC Number: ED340975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Facts for Families from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry .
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC.
Four fact sheets relevant to children's emotional well being are presented in this document. The first fact sheet, "Responding to Child Sexual Abuse" presents guidelines for responding to children who have been sexually abused. Information is given for reporting abuse to the local Child Protection Agency. Also discussed are issues regarding evaluation by the family physician and a psychiatrist, and testimony in court. The second fact sheet, "Children and AIDS" first presents general information about Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and then discusses transmission of AIDS, and the parent role in education about AIDS. The third fact sheet, "When Children Have Children" discusses the long-term problems associated with babies born to teenage mothers. Consequences are also discussed for the teenage mothers in terms of physical and emotional health. Issues of abuse, neglect, and poverty are addressed, and prevention activities by the parents, school, and family planning clinics are identified. Counseling services for when pregnancy occurs are also addressed. The fourth fact sheet, "Conduct Disorders" examines a complicated group of behavioral and emotional problems in youngsters. Children and adolescents with these disorders are described as having great difficulty following rules and behaving in a socially acceptable way. Expression of anger is described as the major problem. The need for early, ongoing, comprehensive treatment is emphasized. (LLL)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington, DC.