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Session: Maternal, Child, and Family Health
5141.0: Wednesday, November 10, 2004: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM
Maternal, Child, and Family Health
This session focuses on a range of family health and mental health; including maternal, child, and elderly issues. Data from the Project Access, which provides comprehensive case mangement and legal services to low-income families with infants with medically high-risk infancts, is presented. A study that analyzes individual risk of death among infants born above very-low-birthweight is also presented. Another presenter examines how Hispanic families are accessing needed public health and other social services. One presenter provides details of the Family Advocate program, an early intervention model of caregiver support developed by the National Children's Advocacy Center. The model addresses the needs of non-offending caregivers' response to their child in a supportive manner followihng disclosure of sexual abuse. The fianl presentation provides results of a community-based intervention to empower elders through ongoing, peer-lead, self-help group dedicated to diabetes management.
Learning Objectives: Attendees will be able to discuss various strategies used by case managers/social workers to address the housing needs of low income mothers with medically high-risk infants. Attendees will be able to define grossly inadequate prenatal care and the best and worst of Medicaid coverage by state for mothers and infants. Attendees will be able to identify barriers to utilization of WIC services by recent Hispanic immigrants. Attendees will be able to describe the Family Advocate model. Attendees will be able to articulate the procedures for an empowerment based intervention for community dwelling elders with diabetes.
Moderator(s):Gary Lounsberry, PhD
12:30 PMHousing advocacy for low-income mothers and their high-risk infants: Experiences of Project Access  [ Recorded presentation ]
Jocelyn A. Hirschman, MPH, Laura Barnickol, JD, MSW, Minerva Esparza, LCSW, Elaine Mister, RN, Julie Justicz, JD
12:45 PMDo babies' outcomes diminish when moms are underserved prenatally?
Grace Schwane Poertner, RN, MSW, PhD
1:00 PMPerceptions of social support by the Non Offending Caregiver
Suzanne N. Magnuson, MS, Connie N. Carnes, MS, Amy L. Shadoin, PhD, Mary Laska, PhD, Joy Wagoner, MSW
1:15 PMFearing Help: The Social Worker Conundrum in Serving Recently Immigrated Hispanics
Marjorie R. Sable, DrPH, MSW, Anne Dannerbeck-Janku, PhD, James D. Campbell, PhD, Judith Davenport, PhD
1:30 PMWithdrawn -- An Empowerment Approach for Elders Living With Diabetes - A Community Based Self-Help Group
Vaughn DeCoster, MSW, PhD, Lori George, BS
See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.
Organized by:Social Work
Endorsed by:Community Health Planning and Policy Development; Health Administration; Maternal and Child Health; Public Health Education and Health Promotion; Socialist Caucus; Statistics
CE Credits:CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

The 132nd Annual Meeting (November 6-10, 2004) of APHA