• Candice W. Jones, MD

    Board certified Pediatrician promoting health and wellness for our children.

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Ep. 97 ACES Update Part 2: One Mom’s Journey of Healing ACES in Her Family - Last month, I was interviewed by social media influencer and host of Divas with a Purpose, Michelle Garrett. She has such a powerful story and platform that the American Academy of Pediatrics invited her to join in a partnership with...
Ep. 96 ACES Update Part 1 : Preventing childhood trauma - The science of Positive and Adverse Childhood Experiences or PACES is rapidly growing. Childhood trauma has such an impact on our lives that the Centers for Disease Control and the American Academy of Pediatrics have partnered to raise awareness about...
Ep. 95 How to Help Kids Manage Their Big Emotions - Social-emotional skills are just as important to learn in childhood as academics. As a pediatrician, I see many children struggling to behave and even getting suspended from school due to delays in emotional regulation. These children are often labeled “bad”...
Ep. 94: Helping Kids With Grief and Loss - A recent study in Pediatrics showed that one U. S. child has lost a parent or caregiver for every four COVID-19 deaths, highlighting a hidden crisis within the pandemic. As a pediatrician, I’ve seen the impact of such loss and how...
Ep. 93 #MomChat: The Best and Worst of 2021 - I dont know about you, but I love chatting with other like-minded moms. It always leaves me informed, refreshed and empowered to tackle whatever’s on my mind and on my plate. So needless to say, I was looking forward to...

RECENT BLOGS

Guest post: Ending Cycle of violence starts with making children priority by Rachel C. Allen and Dr. Judi Addelston, published in the Orlando Sentinel - Guest columnists Ending cycle of violence starts with making children priority By Rachel C. Allen and Dr. Judi Addelston “Teenage time bombs: A generation in danger,” a series of South Florida Sun-Sentinel stories printed in the Orlando Sentinel between Dec....
(4/22/19 blog post on ACESConnection Central Florida) Creating A Resilient Community: Panel Comments From Orlando Pediatrician, Dr. Candice Jones - WHEN I WAS ASKED TO BE A PANELIST FOR THE COMMUNITY CONFERENCE ON HEALING FROM ACES AND GIVE MY VISION AS A PEDIATRICIAN ON HOW TO CREATE A TRAUMA-INFORMED AND RESILIENT CENTRAL FLORIDA, I WAS BOTH HONORED AND NERVOUS. TO...
Old-School Vs. New-School Discipline, featured in Bokey Magazine, Sanford, FL - I grew up old-school like so many in my generation. We were spanked, shamed, yelled at and seen but not heard. Connection and parent-child relationship were not the focus. Our parents’ job were to take care of us and the...
How To Have a Fun and Scary Halloween Without Boo-boos - Children love Halloween! Costumes, trick-or-treating and loads of candy make this day a kid favorite. But with all the excitement, safety can take a backseat. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit...
Add These 5 Things To Your Back 2 School To-Do List - Back pack, check. School supplies, check. New clothes and shoes, check. Haircut, check. Ready for school! Not so fast… Beyond the material things children need for school are other essentials necessary for a successful, happy and healthy, school year. Add...

KID TOPICS

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS I WILL COVER

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Pregnancy & Parenting

Newborn and Infancy

Toddlers

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School-age Children

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Adolescence

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Health and wellness

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

“Homeless children are not hundreds or thousands of miles away in a far-off country; they are right here in our community. Although our local schools provide free breakfast and lunch, children often go hungry in the evenings, on the weekends, and during the summer break. Imagine going without food from lunch time today until breakfast tomorrow. Now imagine going without food from lunch on Friday until breakfast on Monday. No child should have to go hungry or worry about food!”

The Oranole Foundation is dedicated to “Removing Hunger as a Learning Barrier” by acting on the mission:  “All Children Having Access To Food Everyday.” It places food pantries in local schools and sustains them on a weekly basis. Currently, 12 schools serving over 5,500 children and their families have pantries supported by the Oranole Foundation.

Full disclaimer:  I am elated to be a volunteer, executive board member for this trusted, 501(c) nonprofit organization.

So please do your part!   Donate today to help support local, school food pantries so that no student will go hungry and so that hunger has no affect on their learning!

 

 

 

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Here is my list of reputable, charitable organizations working to assist families affected by Hurricane Harvey:

Save the Children

Houston Food Bank

Salvation Army

United Way of Greater Houston or text UWFLOOD to 41444

American Red Cross or text HARVEY to 90999 to donate $10

Please Donate Today and help children and families devastated by #HurricaneHarvey!

#HurricaneIrma and #HurricaneMaria:

International Medical Corps

UNICEF USA

Save the Children

Samaritan’s Purse

All Hands Volunteers

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

Play is so important for the developing child.  Communities with playgrounds help children to thrive and lead healthy lives.  Unfortunately, the poorest neighborhoods may not have playgrounds which negatively impacts its children.  Please help Kaboom build or improve playgrounds nationwide.  #playmatters

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Kaboom

A Giving Heart

Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

1 in 5 adolescents ages 13-18 have a mental health condition. May is Mental Health Month and specifically Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week, May 7-13. There is much work to be done to raise awareness and reduce stigma around mental illness in kids.  Advocacy, support services and resources are needed for children and families dealing with these challenges.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! NFFCMH

A Giving Heart

 Each month I highlight the work of a particular organization focused on increasing healthy outcomes for children. Each donation can make an impact. I encourage you to visit, learn more and support their ongoing efforts.

#LightItUpBlue for Autism Awareness Month

Currently, one in 45 children between the ages of three and 17 have been diagnosed with Autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder. Children with Autism have challenges and strengths. They need our support, acceptance, and love. The world needs more awareness and education. And research is necessary to make advances in treatment and develop a cure.

Do Your Part! Donate Today! Autism Speaks