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Zika Virus: Psychosocial Support Videos

 

Zika: Ten Tips for Pediatricians Supporting Families

Pediatricians are learning more about Zika virus at the same time as their patients may be coming to them with questions. In this video, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the University of Southern California, provides 10 tips for pediatricians to consider when speaking with their patients who may have a child with Zika virus syndrome, or are worried about possible infection in their unborn child.​



​​Pediatrician Advice for Families: Responding to your Concerns about Zika

An expecting parent's number one wish is for a happy, healthy baby. The spread of Zika virus​ to the United States and the national news coverage has sparked concerns among pregnant women and their partners—as well as their extended family and friends. 

In this video, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and director of the National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement (NCSCB) at the University of Southern California and Carolina Peña, MD, FAAP, a developmental-behavioral pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente, West Los Angeles, provide expectant parents and their families with some basic information about the risks of Zika infection during pregnancy and recommends strategies to deal with stress if they are w​​orried. Dr. Schonfeld and Dr Peña also address what expectant parents can do or expect if Zika virus infection is suspected or known during pregnancy.



​​Consejos del pediatra para las familias: respuestas a sus preocupaciones sobre el zika

El deseo principal de los padres que esperan un bebé es tener un bebé sano y feliz. La propagación del virus del Zika en los Estados Unidos y la cobertura nacional de noticias han suscitado preocupación entre las mujeres embarazadas y sus parejas, así como en sus parientes y amigos. 

En este video, la Dra. Carolina Peña-Ricardo, MD, FAAP, pediatra especialista en desarrollo y comportamiento del Departamento de Pediatría de Kaiser Permanente al Oeste de Los Ángeles, brinda a los futuros padres y a sus familias información básica sobre los riesgos de la infección del zika durante el embarazo, y recomienda estrategias para lidiar con el estrés si están preocupados al respecto. La Dra. Peña también aborda qué pueden hacer o esperar los futuros padres si se sospecha o si se ha confirmado una infección por el virus del Zika durante el embarazo.