Center on the Developing Child

Pediatricians take on new role: Fighting the bigotry and violence that hurts kids

This story was in response to the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent recommendations for pediatricians to confront violence in children’s lives. The AAP is working to identify new approaches to the problem, including education, advocacy, and changes in clinical practice. Center Director Jack Shonkoff was interviewed for the story and shared insight on how toxic stress affects children’s development.

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