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Posted by: Christy Lumpkins, LISW-S on Jul 05, 2022

For many parents, pregnancy is a joyous time filled with excitement and anticipation. For some, pregnancy can be overshadowed by painful or scary past experiences that can affect the parents-to-be and their relationship with their baby.

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700 Children’s® features the most current pediatric health care information and research from our pediatric experts – physicians and specialists who have seen it all. Many of them are parents and bring a special understanding to what our patients and families experience. If you have a child – or care for a child – 700 Children’s was created especially for you.

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Helping Teens Navigate Relationships and Technology During COVID-19

Feb 02, 2021

The continual uncertainty and stress caused by COVID-19 is impacting families in many ways. Social distancing can be especially challenging for teenagers, who may feel isolated from classmates, friends and romantic partners. Read More

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Keeping Your Family Safe After an Abusive Relationship

Jan 19, 2021

Domestic violence is a complex issue that affects more than just two intimate partners. Children may also be direct victims, especially of ongoing coercive control. Children experience abuse the same ways that adults do – feeling confused and afraid, and even entrapped by the perpetrator. Read More


Human Trafficking: Understanding the Red Flags

Jan 11, 2021

You may have heard about human trafficking on social media or the news but you may not know that children of all ages, genders and socioeconomic backgrounds can become victims of human traffickers. Read More

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Smart Toys: What Parents Need to Know

Oct 05, 2020

Parents and caregivers should be cautious with any toy that has cameras or microphones, has GPS or Internet connectivity, or requests and stores data. Read More

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365 Days Parental Advisory: Netflix Film Romanticizes Kidnapping and Sexual Assault

Aug 14, 2020

In June 2020, a film based on the bestselling novel, 365 dni, premiered on Netflix. 365 Days is categorized as an erotic drama and is rated TV-MA. This is concerning because the “intimacy” and “romance” that viewers are drawn to is actually abuse, as the relationship is based entirely on power and control. Read More

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Starting a Conversation With Your Kids About Sexual Abuse

Apr 20, 2020

Media coverage of prominent figures in our community involved in sexual abuse cases can be difficult to hear and understand. How do we approach this conversation with children and explain that one of their heroes or another important person may have taken part in a horrific act? Read More

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Is There a Stigma Attached to Having a Social Worker?

Mar 02, 2020

When people hear the term, “social worker,” they tend to associate it with breaking up families and other misconceptions. Over time, this has caused a stigma attached to someone needing help from a social worker. Read More

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Building Resiliency: How to Support Children Exposed to Violence at Home

Oct 17, 2019

Intimate partner violence can be physical, emotional, verbal, sexual or financial abuse toward a partner in an effort to gain power and control. When this happens at home, it affects more than just the immediate victim. Read More