The Journal of Applied Research on Children is an open-access, peer-reviewed online journal uniquely focused on the needs of children through a holistic prism. Focused on interdisciplinary research that is linked to practical, evidenced-based policy solutions for children’s issues, JARC serves to inform legislative and policy decisions, as well as existing and innovative practice models. Furthermore, JARC aims to serve as a resource to child advocates and community stakeholders by providing case studies on how innovative research and data have been used effectively to influence local, state, or national policies. JARC focuses on timely child-related topics including—but not limited to—human trafficking, food insecurity, and the quality of public education.
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Current Issue: Volume 12, Issue 1 (2021) Environmental Justice and Climate Change
Susan E. Pacheco, MD
Ruth A. Etzel, MD, PhD
This special issue of the Journal of Applied Research on Children features articles that contribute to a better understanding of the nexus of environmental justice and climate change. The issue includes articles that explore the physical and mental health effects of climate change on marginalized children, the views of youth on the climate crisis, and efforts to decrease carbon emissions at the community level. Each of us has a role to play in choosing how we respond.
Issue Editor's Point of View
Informing Policy on Built Environments to Safeguard Children in Environmental Justice Communities: Case Study of Five AAP Climate Advocates
Katie Durrwachter-Erno MD, Gredia Huerta-Montanez MD, Vivian Nguyen, Aaron A. Levy DO, Jennifer M. Lawson MD, and Vi T. Nguyen MD
The Nexus of Climate Change, COVID-19, and Environmental Justice on Children's Health
Emma Pennea, Laura Anderko, Caroline Moore, and Ruth McDermott-Levy
Elevating mental health disparities and building psychosocial resilience among BIPOC children and youth to broaden the climate and health discourse
Surili Sutaria Patel, Katherine Robb, C. Pluff, Evelyn Maldonado, Grace Tatar, and Tia Williams
The effects of cumulative natural disaster exposure on adolescent psychological distress
Gabriella Y. Meltzer, Meghan Zacher PhD, Alexis Merdjanoff PhD, Mai P. Do MD DrPH, NhuNgoc K. Pham MPH, and David Abramson PhD MPH
Climate Change, Environmental Justice and Children’s Health: Break the Cycle of Climate Change by Cultivating Future Leaders
I Leslie Rubin and Nse Obot Witherspoon
A Teenager’s Journey to Climate Advocacy in Puerto Rico
Ricardo Andrés Alvarado
Risk and Resilience of Somali Children in the Context of Climate Change, Famine, and Conflict
Charles Oberg, Hopewell Hodges, and Ann S. Masten
Food Insecurity, Climate Change and Role of Physicians
Joe Bhagratie and Bashyam Iyengar
Pediatric Climate Change Advocacy: A Call to Action for Health Care Providers
Pragya Rai, John I. Sutter, J Gary Wheeler, Robert G. Byron, and Lori G. Byron