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Understanding and acting on the growing childhood and adolescent weight crisis: a role for social work.
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PMID:  20506868     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity rates are rising at an alarming rate. Numerous individual, family, community, and social factors contribute to overweight and obesity in children and are explored. If left unaddressed, the epidemic of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity may lead to amplified problems for individual children--including acute and chronic physical and psychological complications--and for the larger social environment. National efforts by researchers in a myriad of disciplines are underway to address this the issue at the individual, family, and community levels. These efforts include many steps with which social workers should seek to align themselves in terms of their own research and collaborative research and several barriers that hold practice implications for social workers. The importance of social work intervention and collaboration within primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels is explored.
Shawn Lawrence; Rebekah Hazlett; Peggy Hightower
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health & social work     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0360-7283     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Soc Work     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-28     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7611528     Medline TA:  Health Soc Work     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
School of Social Work, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Institute of Medicine (U.S.)
Obesity / economics,  epidemiology,  prevention & control
Overweight / economics,  epidemiology*,  prevention & control*
Social Work*
United States / epidemiology

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