The Committee on Adolescence
The Committee on Adolescence addresses issues that affect teens and young adults and those who care for them. Recent efforts have focused on obesity, medical care and services for teens in DYS, access to pediatric medical and mental health consultations for the judges in the juvenile courts, psychopharmacology and mental health access for adolescents, “free care”, new vaccination recommendations, increasing advocacy for teens within the Chapter, and participating in the Pediatric Council to represent the needs of adolescents and young adults. Liaison with other organizations that advocate for adolescents such as the Massachusetts state adolescent health coordinator and the New England Regional Chapter of the Society for Adolescent Medicine occurs regularly. Recent activities:
between ages 12 and 18 because of parental involvement in the portals.
The Committee has recently recruited two new members.
Chair – Dr. Carl Rosenbloom, firstname.lastname@example.org