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Tell Me Where It Hurts: How to Decipher Your Child’s Emotional Aches and Physical Pains

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Tell Me Where It Hurts: How to Decipher Your Child’s Emotional Aches and Physical Pains (Adams Media, October, 2002, pb, $14.95), teaches parents how to read their child’s physical symptoms and evaluate them from an emotional and medical standpoint. Dr. Slater draws from his vast clinical experience, plus the latest scientific data, and arms parents with information and advice that is written in easy-to-understand, layman’s terms. Having Tell Me Where It Hurts is like having a renowned expert beside you equipped with the most advanced diagnostic tools and solutions. Day to day, Slater is in contact with concerned parents whose child is in some kind of distress. For some parents, their children may have an inexplicable stomachache, headache or rash. For other parents, it may be that they are worried that their child is doing poorly in school, is depressed – or even suicidal. When there is no explanation for the child’s pain and no one, not doctors, nor parents, nor the experts, can define what is the matter, parents are left feeling anxious, confused, guilty, and concerned.

According to recent research studies:

  • As many as 30% of children report frequent headaches
  • Up to 25% of children have recurrent abdominal pain
  • Approximately 20% of children complain of muscle and joint pains

With Tell Me Where It Hurts, worried parents will gain insight and learn the newest techniques for handling the problems they are observing. They’ll learn more about why they may be happening, how to get beneath the surface via communication and observation, and finally, what steps to take. This book will:

  • Help parents decipher physical signals or symptoms that may indicate a child is under stress, feeling anxious or depressed.
  • Teach parents how to recognize anxiety, depression, or stress in their child or adolescent when there are no physical symptoms.
  • Teach parents how to better communicate with their child.
  • Teach parents how to translate medical jargon so that parents can communicate better with those in their child’s life such as teachers, pediatricians, and specialists.
  • Teach parents about emerging research that links the mind and the body.
  • Provide parents with up-to-the-minute information on recent medical, alternative, and complementary treatments.

Writing

Friday, September 25th, 2009

As a parent, you know the fear and frustration you feel when your child is sick, especially when the doctor can’t diagnose anything specifically wrong. Yet, rather than go from doctor to doctor for second and third opinions and possibly administer medication that may not even be necessary, you need to refer to Tell Me Where It Hurts to help you determine whether your child’s problem is physical, psychological, emotional, a combination of all three—or perhaps one factor leading to the other.

National Meetings

Friday, September 25th, 2009
  1. National Psychiatry Meetings

  2. 1998, 2002:

    Lecturer, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Annual Review course, (New York, NY; Greenwich, CT): “Pediatric and School Consultation.”

    November 11, 2000:

    Lecturer for Annual Course, “Pediatrics In Review: The Annual National Seminar,” sponsored by Columbia University: “Evaluating Common Psychiatric Problems in the Office”

    October 12, 2002:

    “Ways to Prepare Kids for Surgery. Common Problems in Pediatric ENT”. 12th Annual Pediatric Otolaryngology Conference, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

  3. National Pediatric Meetings:

Lecturer for Annual Course, “Pediatrics In Review: The Annual National Seminar,” sponsored by Columbia University:

November 10, 2001:

“Psychopharmacology of AD/HD: Facts and Controversies”

November 9, 2002 :

“Psychosomatic Complaints Revisited: New Concepts and Approaches to
Chronic Pain”

November 8, 2003:

“Promoting  Mental Health in Children and Families: The Role of the Pediatrician”

November 13, 2004:

“Peter Pan with a Cell Phone: The Challenge of Dealing with Teens in the
Digital Age”

November 12, 2005:

“Novel Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Children with Behavioral Problems”

November 11, 2006:

“Bitter Medicine: Controversies Impacting on the Use of Psychotropic Drugs”

October, 2008:

“Pay attention & slow down! What you should know about ADHD.” Harvard sponsored CME program “Pri-Med” (scheduled), New York, NY.

Film

Friday, September 25th, 2009

October, 1992:Slater JA. Second Chance: ” Heroes of heart transplantation in children”

Two hour documentary film completed in, supported by Viola Bernard Foundation, CARING at Columbia, and private donations.

June, 1998: Slater JA: Contributing Producer. “Heart of a Child”

HBO documentary film, produced by Kirk Simon and Karen Goodman.

Abstracts/Poster Presentations

Friday, September 25th, 2009

November 2, 1997:

Slater JA, Gorfinkle K, Bagiella E, Tager F, and Labinsky E. Child behavioral distress during invasive oncologic procedures and cardiac catheterization with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. Poster Presentation, The New York State Psychiatric Institute and Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene Annual Scientific Retreat, Harriman, NY.

March 11-14, 1998:

Slater JA, Gorfinkle K, Bagiella E, Tager F, and Labinsky E. Child behavioral distress during invasive oncologic procedures and cardiac catheterization with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. Abstract, American Psychosomatic Society 56th Annual Scientific Meeting, Clearwater Beach, Florida,

March 25-28, 1998:

Gorfinkle K, Slater JA, Bagiella E, Tager F, and Labinsky E. Child behavioral distress during invasive oncologic procedures and cardiac catheterization with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. Abstract, The Society of Behavioral Medicine’s 19th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA,

May 1-5, 1998.

Gorfinkle K, Slater JA, Bagiella E, Tager F, and Labinsky E:
Child behavioral distress during invasive oncologic procedures and cardiac catheterization with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit. Abstract, Pediatric Academic Societies 1998 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

Peer Review Journals

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Peer Reviewed Articles

1986

  1. Micheli LJ, Slater JS, Woods E, Gerbino PG. Patella alta and the adolescent growth spurt. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research, 213:159-162, December, 1986.

1999

  1. Silver JM, Yudofsky SC, Slater JA, Kugelmass R, Katz B, Wolland H, Endicott J. Propranolol treatment of chronically hospitalized aggressive patients. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1999 Summer;11(3):328-335.

Non- Peer Reviewed Articles

2003

  1. *Slater JA. Deciphering emotional aches and physical pains in children.
    Pediatr Ann. 2003 Jun;32(6):402-407.

Book Chapters

Friday, September 25th, 2009

1994

  1. *Slater JA. Psychiatric aspects of organ transplantation in children and adolescents. In Lewis M, ed, Child and Adolescent Clinics of North America, WB Saunders, July, 1994, p.557-598.

1996

  1. *Slater JA. Psychiatric issues in pediatric bone marrow and solid organ transplantation. In Lewis M. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, 2nd Edition. William and Wilkins, 1996, p.968-989.

1998

  1. *Slater JA and Cutler J. Life development. In Essentials of Psychiatry, Cutler J, Marcus E, eds. WB Saunders, 1998, p. 246-268.

2002

  1. *Slater JA. Psychiatric Issues in Pediatric Cancer. In Lewis M. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, 3rd Edition. William and Wilkins, 2002.

  2. *Slater JA, Sklenar D. Coping. In Kramer GF, Maurer S, eds, The Parent’s Guide to Children’s Congenital Heart Defects. What They Are, How to Treat Them, How to Cope with Them. Three Rivers Press, NY, NY, 2002, p. 59-78.

  3. *Slater JA. Psychiatric issues in pediatric bone marrow, stem cell, and solid organ transplantation. In Lewis M. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, 3rd Edition. William and Wilkins, 2002.

  4. *Slater JA. Tell Me Where it Hurts. Adams Media, 2002.

2003

  1. *Slater JA. Psychopharmacology in the medically ill child and adolescent. In Scahill L, Martin A, eds, Textbook of Pediatric Psychopharmacology. Oxford University Press, New York, 2003: 631-641.

2009

  1. *Slater JA, Stratigos K, Cutler J. Life development. In Psychiatry, Cutler J, Marcus E, eds. Oxford University Press, manuscript in preparation (publication date 2008)

  2. *Slater JA, Dyakina N, Saroyan J. Psychopharmacology in the medically ill child and adolescent. In Scahill L, Martin A, eds, Textbook of Pediatric Psychopharmacology. Oxford University Press, New York, in preparation.