Since 2013, over 66,000 children have migrated to the United States across the Southwestern border. Many have endured dangerous and traumatic journeys in order to flee violence and poverty in Central America. Some have experienced abuse and were human trafficking victims. More than half of the children are resettled in states throughout the U.S., and will need mental health services to heal from their experiences.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Friends of Children Fund will provide grants to train pediatricians on immigrant children’s mental health. Through a series of regional workshops, pediatricians will gain skills to help children who have experienced adversity and trauma.
Since 1930, the AAP mission has been to support the health of all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The FCF was founded so that the AAP could immediately respond to emerging child health issues. To date, the FCF has provided more than $8 million in grants that have increased access to children's health services, educated families and pediatricians about child health issues, and supported research and the advancement of pediatrics.
You can donate a photo to one cause, once a day. For every photo donated to the American Academy of Pediatrics, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc. has donated $1 to that cause. Photo donations to the American Academy of Pediatrics ended January 31, 2015. The American Academy of Pediatrics will receive a minimum of $30,000.