American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) leaders share an article about tackling the COVID-19 fueled racism and xenophobia against the Asian American community.
"Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased nearly 150% in 2020. Asian American children and teens have confided in their pediatricians that they are afraid to walk to school, go to school or go to church, because they have been bullied or shunned."
The adolescent years are a time where kids are going through hormonal and emotional changes. Here's how pediatric practices can support their teen patients before, during, and beyond adolescence via PCC.
"A physical space for teens in reception and clinical areas can help them feel that they have their own place in their pediatrician’s office, especially if they associate the pediatrician’s office with young children or babies.
This physical space could be an arrangement as simple as a corner with larger chairs, or a dedicated exam room with books and handouts for more advanced reading levels, or a place on the wall for events and resources for teens, such as community clubs, part-time jobs, or volunteer opportunities."