The Impact of Maltreatment on the Developing Child
Hagele DM | NOVEMBER 2005
INVITED COMMENTARY Child maltreatment represents an extreme traumatic insult to the developing child. Chronic traumatic exposure during childhood may lead to persistent changes in brain structure and chemistry that contribute to long-term dysfunction.
BrdsNBz: A Text-Messaging Forum for Improving the Sexual Health of Adolescents in North Carolina
Phillips KR | OCTOBER 2010
INVITED SIDEBAR The BrdsNBz
Text Message Warm Line (hereafter, “BrdsNBz”) was launched by the Adolescent
Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina in February 2009 to
address the sexual-health needs of our state’s teenage population. The primary
objective of BrdsNBz is to provide a trusted forum for adolescents to ask
questions and receive medically accurate information about their sexual health.
Preventing Child Maltreatment in North Carolina
Zolotor AJ | DECEMBER 2010
INVITED COMMENTARY Child-maltreatment prevention has become more robust in North Carolina since the NCIOM Task Force on Child Abuse Prevention convened in 2005. The commitment by state governmental and nongovernmental leadership and funding agencies has been instrumental to this achievement. This commentary highlights several successful approaches used to prevent child maltreatment in the state, although there is much work to be done.
What is Medicaid?
Morris PJ | MARCH 2013