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January 2002Vol. 3, No. 1Resources for Maternal and Child Health Professionals on Child Maltreatment

Healthy Generations, a newsletter by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, offers information on child abuse from a maternal and child health perspective. The special May 2001 issue is a joint effort by the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) program and the Child Abuse Prevention Studies certificate program. An accompanying videoconference on child abuse was held June 7 and broadcast statewide.

The newsletter includes a speech by advocate Sheila Wellstone, given in February 2001, that launched a two-year child abuse seminar series at the University of Minnesota. An overview article on child abuse discusses its prevalence, etiology, and impact on children. Another article examines coping strategies and protective factors that characterize children traumatized by abuse. The issue also highlights effective child abuse prevention programs, including the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery, a short-term care shelter for children of parents in crisis.

The MCH Program at the University of Minnesota is one of 13 federally funded training programs. Its particular strength is in the area of adolescent health, with a majority of the faculty conducting research related to teens.

Access a copy of the Healthy Generations newsletter, as well as other resources on child abuse at:

To obtain a free subscription to Healthy Generations or a free videotape of the accompanying child abuse videoconference, contact:

Jan Pearson
Center for Leadership in Education in Maternal & Child Public Health
Division of Epidemiology
School of Public Health
1300 South Second St. #300
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Phone: 612-626-8644

Related Item

See the following related article in the November/December 2001 Children's Bureau Express:

  • "News From the Child Welfare Training Resources Online Network: Minnesota Program Offers Certificate in Child Abuse Prevention Studies"