caring for our youth means accepting them

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Today's blog deviates a bit from my usual. I am sharing a video that makes me proud of my youngest daughter,  Rachel Fogel, a student at American University, fighting to prevent bullying of gay and lesbian teens. She appears toward the end of the video. This is from USA today.

As a community concerned with supporting all aspects of health for our children, adolescents and young adults, I urge us all to fight against the kind of bullying that has resulted in the recent increase in notable suicides among gay youth.

 

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid42806360001?bctid=643255905001

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About Dr. Ackerman

Alice Ackerman, MD, MBA, FAAP, FCCM is the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Carilion Clinic and Professor and Founding Chair of Pediatrics at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Dr. Ackerman is recognized nationally as an expert in pediatric critical care.

She has been at Carilion Clinic since June of 2007. Her primary goals are to enhance the health care of children in the Roanoke Valley and Southwest Virginia, and is actively working to do this both as physician in chief of the children's hospital, as well as through involvement with many state-wide initiatives.

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