For more writing on childhood adversity, trauma, and toxic stress and the role of the pediatric serving clinician in taking on this public health crisis, see these resources:

“The Pediatrician’s Role in Child Maltreatment Prevention” – Clinical report that provides recommendations for implementing a comprehensive program to identify maltreatment in order to better support positive child development

“Early Childhood  Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science into Lifelong Health, ” – Policy statement calling on pediatricians to “actively screen for precipitants of toxic stress that are common in their particular practices.”

Addressing Adverse Childhood Experiences and Other Types of Trauma in the Primary Care Setting –  Provides initial suggestions for pediatricians to consider when addressing ACEs in their practices.