Always Report Suspected Child Abuse

Look for Physical Signs like bruises, burns, cigarette marks,  that do not match parent or guardian’s description.

What do you need to make a report of abuse? REASONABLE cause to suspect abuse. You don’t need firm evidence of abuse. Anyone with reasonable cause to suspect abuse should report child abuse.

-Who should report suspected child abuse:

Mandated reporters: Must report suspected child abuse.Required by the Law.  Includes all health care workers, foster parents, funeral directors, coroners, coaches (both paid and unpaid), school employees, physical education teachers, online teachers,  librarians, spiritual leaders, law enforcement officers, attorneys, anyone with direct contact with children in their employment, independent contractors etc. Call ChildLine immediately.

Permissive reporters: Encouraged to report suspected child abuse.

-ANYONE with reasonable cause to suspect that a child is a victim of abuse should report.

Children of color are overrepresented in the child welfare system at alarming rates.

Visit http://keepkidssafe.pa.gov/ or call ChildLine 1-800-932-0313 to report suspected child abuse.

 



Obesity

-In 1980, no state had more than 15 percent. Now obesity affects 40 percent of US adults. Screen Shot 2018-10-08 at 7.58.34 AM.png

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-Obesity implications: Hypertension, Diabetes, high cholesterol, cancer.

-Psychological effects: Obese children more likely to be bullied, more depression.

-Screen for obesity for every one more than 6 years old.

-Come for monthly weight loss counseling.

-Metabolic Syndrome:

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-Change your life style:

-Prediabetes: A1c is 5.7 to 6.4

-Treatment Targets: Weight reduction, increased physical activity.

USPSTF recommendations: 3500 calories is equal to 1 pound.

-There is no weight loss diet better than others.

-Weightloss Medications

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