You asked, and we delivered! As we collected questions from YOU, our WeSTAT community about what you wanted to ask Dr. Rachel about regarding The Corona and your kids-the most popular query centered around the social and emotional health of our kiddos and back to school.
In this episode, the Ohio chapter Pediatrician of the Year (2019) for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Andrew Garner, answers our plethora of questions on how all this COVID stress is impacting our kids. Whether it is in person-school, virtual learning, socialization, or the lack thereof, and the stress that hangs over us all like the heavy cloud of 2020, Dr. Garner, who co-authored the AAP's technical report and policy statement on childhood toxic stress, gives us many tangible takeaways and ideas on how to best manage this historic time, even if they can't be black and white.
Meet Dr. Andrew!
Andrew Garner, MD, PhD, FAAP, is a pediatrician, author and child advocate. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College, the medical scientist (MD, PhD) training program at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), and the pediatric residency training program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Garner has practiced primary care pediatrics with University Hospitals of Cleveland for twenty years. A Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the CWRU School of Medicine, Dr. Garner co-authored the American Academy of Pediatrics’ policy statement and technical report on childhood toxic stress and a book entitled “Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Childhood to Promote Lifelong Health.” When not practicing pediatrics, writing about toxic stress, or advocating for children and their families, Dr. Garner enjoys hiking, fishing, watching baseball, and spending some quality time with his wife, two adult children, and the family dog, Bear.
Thinking Developmentally: Nurturing Wellness in Children to Develop Life Long Health