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Policy Statement: Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health

Subjects: Policy, Clinical, Education, Research Type: Policy Statements, Definitions, Evidence Based Curricula, Reports Tags: Pediatrics, Adverse Childhood Experiences, Mental Health, Outcomes, Youth, Adolescents, Children, Trauma Informed Care, Screening, Levels Of Integration, Competencies, Culture Competency

Advances in a wide range of biological, behavioral, and social sciences are expanding our understanding of how early environmental influences (the ecology) and genetic predispositions (the biologic program) affect learning capacities, adaptive behaviors, lifelong physical and mental health, and adult productivity.

A supporting technical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) presents an integrated ecobiodevelopmental framework to assist in translating these dramatic advances in developmental science into improved health across the life span