Tue., Oct. 9, 2012, Noon to 1 p.m.
Fostering Hope: Making a Difference in Foster Care
Oklahoma History Center, Chesapeake Room
800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr. Oklahoma City, OK 73105
Deborah Shropshire, MD, Pediatrician
OU Children's Physicians and Founder
Fostering Hope Project
Children in foster care have higher rates of disease than their peers, and as a group they experience poorer health and social outcomes as adults. Can these outcomes be changed?
About the Speaker:
Dr. Shropshire is a pediatrician with OU Children's Physicians in Oklahoma City. She provides medical care to children at the Pauline Mayer foster shelter and in the Fostering Hope clinic at OU, and also serves as the medical director for foster care for OKDHS, assisting case workers, working on projects related to foster health issues, and providing training on the health of foster kids. She loves to engage her audience in the story of foster kids, and to encourage others to "speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves".
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