PEDIATRIC PSYCHOSOCIAL CARE (PPC)

BUILDING RESILIENCE AND HOPE DURING CHILDHOOD ILLNESS

Pediatric psychosocial care (PPC) is the culturally sensitive provision of psychological, social, and spiritual care through therapeutic communication. Accordingly, children should be encouraged to participate in their healthcare experiences, have access to developmentally appropriate healthcare education, be provided opportunities to play, and have safe, child-friendly environments in which to heal. Current evidence suggests that effective psychosocial care improves patients' health outcomes and quality of life.

As child development experts, we partner and collaborate with hospitals, clinics, and NGO’s, globally to enhance access to pediatric psychosocial care by providing knowledge exchange, staff education/training, service development, environmental design consultation, resource fostering, and research.

Our evidenced-based services are unique, in that they demonstrate cultural responsiveness, promote sustainable support systems, strengthen protective frameworks, and strive to improve healthcare experiences for children and families.

OUR TEAM

JEANINE CLAPSADDLE
JEANINE CLAPSADDLE
MA, CCLS, LMFT
Executive Director
JClapsaddle@pediatricpotential.org
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HOLLY CLARK
HOLLY CLARK
MS, CTRS, CCLS
Board Chair
HClark@pediatricpotential.org
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HISHAM MORSI
HISHAM MORSI
MD, MS, PHD
Board Member
Director of Research
HMorsi@pediatricpotential.org
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PAULINA PÉREZ-DUARTE MENDIOLA
PAULINA PÉREZ-DUARTE MENDIOLA
MD, MS
Board Member
Director of Advocacy & Engagement
PPerezduarte@pediatricpotential.org
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KIRSTEN BLACK
KIRSTEN BLACK
MS, CCLS, CPMT
Board Member
Director of Partnerships
KBlack@pediatricpotential.org
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SHEILA PALM
SHEILA PALM
MA, CCLS
Board Member
Practice Consultant
SPalm@pediatricpotential.org
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HARRIET D. MILLER
HARRIET D. MILLER
PHD, APRN, CPN, CCRP
Nurse Scientist
HMiller@pediatricpotential.org
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TOOBA NADEEM AKHTAR
TOOBA NADEEM AKHTAR
MA, MS
Research Coordinator
TNAkhtar@pediatricpotential.org
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ÖZGE BALKAYA
ÖZGE BALKAYA
BS, MRES
Research Fellow
OBalkaya@pediatricpotential.org
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VERENA DEL VALLE MATTSSON
VERENA DEL VALLE MATTSSON
BS, CCLS
Client Experience Specialist: Europe
VDelvallemattsson@pediatricpotential.org
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ANNA TU
ANNA TU
BA, CCLS
Client Experience Specialist: South East Asia
ATu@pediatricpotential.org
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JUSTIN PETKUS
JUSTIN PETKUS
MS, CFLE, CCLS
Emeritus - Pediatric Potential Inc.
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LEELA RAO
LEELA RAO
MA
Emeritus - The Priyanka Foundation
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KUMAR BELANI
KUMAR BELANI
MD, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP
Emeritus - The Priyanka Foundation
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