With an issue-wide focus on vulnerable children in the US, the April 2020 edition of Pediatric Clinics of North America (PCNA) featured the involvement of several staff members at The Nicholson Foundation. The Nicholson Foundation’s Executive Director Dr. Arturo Brito served as co-editor for the issue along with Dr. Steven Kairys, Department of Pediatrics in the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall University. In addition, Dr. Brito and Dr. Kimberly Boller, Chief Strategy and Evaluation Officer, co-authored an article in the journal, titled “Changing the Paradigm: Focusing on Strengths.”
The article by the Foundation’s executive staffers emphasizes the need for pediatricians and clinics to adopt a strengths-based approach in managing social determinants of health. “Understanding the holistic experiences of children and families and working to stabilize them through high-quality screening of strengths and needs and referral to community resources can mitigate the negative effects of chaotic and destabilizing experiences,” the co-authors said.
PCNA publishes bimonthly, covering topical clinical information on health issues for children and adolescents. The journal provides expert reviews under the guidance of experienced editors for practicing pediatricians.