55.025D Child and Health Safety


Child and Health Safety: The Texas Medical Association supports educational efforts to increase knowledge about normal child development and age appropriate discipline, to be a part of educational curricula in middle school, high school and during medical school training. Components of the initiative include (1) increasing parental knowledge about the emotional and developmental needs of children; (2) encouraging communication; (3) fostering healthy lifestyles by recommending regular medical checkups and one-on-one counseling; (4) teaching parents how to deal with stressors; and (5) providing community referrals (Council on Public Health, p 75, A-97; reaffirmed CM-CAH Rep 2-A-07; deleted CM-CAH Rep. 1-A-17).


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May 30, 2017