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Jane Meschan Foy, MD*
Children and General Mental Health Concerns
Dr. Jane Foy, chair of the AAP Task Force on Mental Health, comes on the show to give expert advice to parents dealing with everything from anxiety, bedwetting, and school phobias,to more severe forms of mental health issues with their children. She will address questions such as how do parents know when their child is having a problem that could benefit from some intervention? What signs can you look for? What are some strategies to ease a child's anxiety? What can your pediatrician handle, and when should you seek a child psychiatrist? How can parents build their child's resilience in general? The AAP is publishing a new "mentalhealth toolkit" for pediatricians to help them handle more mental health issues in their practice.
Jane Meschan Foy, M.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine with a Pediatric Residency: UVa Hospital, Eggleston/Grady Memorial Hospitals, UNC Hospitals. Br>
She has 35 years in pediatric primary care, public health, administration, and medical teaching. Her special interests are in mental health services in pediatric primary care and school settings, access to health care for under-served populations, primary care of children with special health care needs, residency training in community pediatrics and advocacy
Melanie Cole, M.S.
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