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Slide Presentation by Molly Hicks

On March 3, 2003, Ms. Hicks made a presentation in the Web-Assisted Audioconference entitled Addressing the Smallpox Threat: Issues, Strategies, and Tools.

The is the text version of Ms. Hicks's slide presentation. Select to access the PowerPoint® slides (430 KB).

Comprehensive Clinical and Policy Resource Guide To Assess Children's Needs

Slide 1

Who We Are

57,000 members
Primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, and pediatric surgical specialists
Dedicated to the health, safety and well being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults.

Slide 2

Why We Are Involved

Children are more vulnerable than adults
Children have unique treatment needs
Children have unique mental health needs
Children require specialized care from health professionals trained to meet their unique needs

Slide 3

What We Have Done

Work on children, terrorism and disasters pre-dates events of September 11, 2001
Produced policy statements, treatment guidelines, and family resources
Sponsored continuing education and medical training

Slide 4

Task Force on Terrorism: Formation

Established in October 2001
Comprised of 12 pediatricians from around the country
Expertise in such areas as emergency medicine, environmental health, mental health and infectious diseases

Slide 5

Task Force on Terrorism: Goals

Ensure that pediatricians and other providers have the information they need as fast as it becomes available
Ensure that children's needs are considered in all planning efforts
Ensure functioning linkages between the Academy and all appropriate Federal, State and local governments and private entities

Slide 6

Task Force on Terrorism: Resources

Children, Terrorism & Disasters Web site
Children, Terrorism & Disasters Toolkit
Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness Resource
Addressing Mental Health Needs Resource
AAP Membership

Slide 7

Children, Terrorism & Disasters Website

What's New

Academy Resources
Federal Resources
Medical Journal & Reports
Parents, Teachers & Community Planners
Featured Links

Slide 8

Children, Terrorism & Disasters Toolkit

Family Physicians
Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
Federal and State Officials
Professional Organizations
Advocacy Groups

Slide 9

Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness Resource

Comprehensive clinical and policy reference concerning the needs of children following a terrorist attack or other disaster
Improve the ability of all health care professionals to undertake pediatric preparation and planning activities for hospitals, schools, emergency medical systems and communities

Slide 10

Pediatric Terrorism Preparedness Resource

Equipment lists
Medication dosages
Treatment protocols
Educational material
Training packages
Resource links
How children are different
Systems management
Biological terrorism
Chemical terrorism
Radiologic terrorism
Blast terrorism
Mental health
Integrating resource into practice

Slide 11

Addressing Mental Health Needs Resource

Comprehensive mental health resource for providers who are seeing children affected by the tragedy of 9/11 and other trauma-related situations
Inform providers working with children and families about crisis-related mental health problems
Demonstrate the use of tools for screening these mental health problems through a case study approach
Describe treatment options and where to refer patients for mental health services
Address issues such as parental reassurance and bereavement support

Slide 12

American Academy of Pediatrics

For More Information
Children, Terrorism & Disasters Website:
Contact the Task Force on Terrorism: E-mail:
Contact Academy Staff : Molly Hicks, M.P.A., Assistant Director
Dept. of Federal Affairs

Current as of February 2004

Internet Citation:

Comprehensive Clinical and Policy Resource Guide To Assess Children's Needs. Text Version of a Slide Presentation at a Web-assisted Audioconference. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.

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