Safety Planning and Dating Safety for Teens
Safety Planning and Dating Safety for Teens

Show: Healthy Children - The Talk Show for Parents

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Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD
Adolescent Dating Violence
Topic Info
Most teenagers do not experience physical aggression when they date. However, for one in 10 teens, abuse is a very real part of dating relationships.

Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics Division of Adolescent Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, comes on the show to discuss adolescent dating violence and to help parents see the signs and symptoms of dating violence. She will share some tips on dealing with a young teen "in Love" with someone who might potentially be a problem.
Guest Info
Elizabeth M. Alderman, MD is Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is medical director of the Adolescent Ambulatory Service, and Director of the Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital at Montefiore. Dr. Alderman went through adolescence in Brooklyn, NY. She received her BS from Cornell University and MD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook Medical School. Dr. Alderman completed her pediatrics residency and adolescent medicine fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/ Montefiore Medical Center.

Dr. Alderman is currently Chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics Executive Committee of the Section of Adolescent Health. She is also a member fo the Executive Council of New York Chapter 3. She had been Secretary/Treasurer and Member at Large for over 10 years. Dr. Alderman was co-chairperson Chapter 3’s Committee on Adolescence from 1993-2005. Dr. Alderman received a Special Achievement Award by AAP NY 3 for promoting adolescent health.

Dr. Alderman was co-editor of the book, Comprehensive Adolescent Health Care 2nd ed and is currently a co-editor on the Textbook of Adolescent Health Care to be published by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also co-edited the Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, Adolescents, Families and Society in the New Millennium . She has authored 50 research papers, review articles and textbook chapters. She has presented over 15 abstracts at national meetings. She has given over 40 lectures and workshops in the past 5 years at regional and national meetings. Dr. Alderman lives in New Rochelle with her husband, her teenage daughter and son. She is humbled to say, she’s “looked at adolescence from all sides, now!”
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