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Pediatric Collections: Toxic Stress on Children: Evidence of Consequences

We have created a collection of articles on toxic stress since the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, the Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption and Dependent Care, and the Section on Behavior and Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics published their landmark policy statement, “Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science into Lifelong Health.” Since this sentinel and much-cited policy statement was first published, Pediatrics has gone on to publish many articles on toxic stress and adverse childhood experiences, which demonstrate with solid research the negative emotional and physical consequences of being placed into horrendous stressful situations, such as those occurring to these children. We hope that by opening these articles to everyone, it will become clear that placing children abruptly separated from parents in crowded detention centers is going to not just affect these children while they are kept there, but potentially will affect them for the rest of their lives. These articles make a compelling argument that these children should be reunited with those who can love and comfort them as soon as possible. Perhaps by educating all who are responsible for these immigrant children being separated and detained, the needs of children may be prioritized before the needs of politicians and in turn, this debacle will end and hopefully never occur again at any time for any child and loving family. Enough is enough!
Alonzo T. Folger, PhD; Emily A. Eismann, MS; Nicole B. Stephenson, BS; Robert A. Shapiro, MD; Maurizio Macaluso, MD; Maggie E. Brownrigg, BA; Robert J. Gillespie, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2826
James J. Hudziak, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0232
Nicole Racine, PhD; Andre Plamondon, PhD; Sheri Madigan, PhD; Sheila McDonald, PhD; Suzanne Tough, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2495
Anita N. Shah, DO; Andrew F. Beck, MD; Heidi J. Sucharew, PhD; Stacey Litman, MSW; Cory Pfefferman, BS; Julianne Haney; Samir S. Shah, MD; Jeffrey M. Simmons, MD; Katherine A. Auger, MD; on behalf of the H2O Study Group
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2127
Elizabeth Peacock-Chambers, MD; Kathryn Ivy, BA; Megan Bair-Merritt, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1661
Amanda Jichlinski, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2869
Tania Maria Caballero, MD; Sara B. Johnson, PhD; Cara R. Muñoz Buchanan, BA; Lisa Ross DeCamp, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0297
Glenn Flores, MD; Juan C. Salazar, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-2842
Ying Sun, MD; Fiona K. Mensah, PhD; Peter Azzopardi, PhD; George C. Patton, MD; Melissa Wake, MB
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-4099
COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD; COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH; SECTION ON DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS; Dina Lieser, MD; Beth DelConte, MD; Elaine Donoghue, MD; Marian Earls, MD; Danette Glassy, MD; Terri McFadden, MD; Alan Mendelsohn, MD; Seth Scholer, MD; Jennifer Takagishi, MD; Douglas Vanderbilt, MD; Patricia Gail Williams, MD; Michael Yogman, MD; Nerissa Bauer, MD; Thresia B. Gambon, MD; Arthur Lavin, MD; Keith M. Lemmon, MD; Gerri Mattson, MD; Jason Richard Rafferty, MD; EdM; Lawrence Sagin Wissow, MD; Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD; Nerissa S. Bauer, MD; David Omer Childers, Jr, MD; Jack M. Levine, MD; Ada Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, MD; Peter Joseph Smith, MD; Nathan J. Blum, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3023
Mary Margaret Gleason, MD; Edward Goldson, MD; Michael W. Yogman, MD; COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD; COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH; SECTION ON DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS; Dina Lieser, MD; Beth DelConte, MD; Elaine Donoghue, MD; Marian Earls, MD; Danette Glassy, MD; Terri McFadden, MD; Alan Mendelsohn, MD; Seth Scholer, MD; Jennifer Takagishi, MD; Douglas Vanderbilt, MD; Patricia Gail Williams, MD; Michael Yogman, MD; Nerissa Bauer, MD; Thresia B Gambon, MD; Arthur Lavin, MD; Keith M. Lemmon, MD; Gerri Mattson, MD; Jason Richard Rafferty, MD; Lawrence Sagin Wissow, MD; Carol Cohen Weitzman, MD; Nerissa S. Bauer, MD; David Omer Childers, Jr, MD; Jack M. Levine, MD; Ada Myriam Peralta-Carcelen, MD; Peter Joseph Smith, MD; Nathan J. Blum, MD; Stephen H. Contompasis, MD; Damon Russell Korb, MD; Laura Joan McGuinn, MD; Robert G. Voigt, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-3025
Dawn M. Holman, MPH; Katie A. Ports, PhD; Natasha D. Buchanan, PhD; Nikki A. Hawkins, PhD; Melissa T. Merrick, PhD; Marilyn Metzler, RN; Katrina F. Trivers, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4268L
Alison Giovanelli, MA; Arthur J. Reynolds, PhD; Christina F. Mondi, BA; Suh-Ruu Ou, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-4016
Manuel E. Jimenez, MD; Roy Wade, Jr, MD; Yong Lin, PhD; Lesley M. Morrow, PhD; Nancy E. Reichman, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2015-1839
Sara B. Johnson, PhD; Anne W. Riley, PhD; Douglas A. Granger, PhD; Jenna Riis, MHS
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-0469
Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health, Committee on Early Childhood, Adoption, and Dependent Care, and Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics; Andrew S. Garner, MD; Jack P. Shonkoff, MD; Benjamin S. Siegel, MD; Mary I. Dobbins, MD; Marian F. Earls, MD; Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD; Laura McGuinn, MD; John Pascoe, MD, MPH; David L. Wood, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2662
Jack P. Shonkoff, MD; Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD; THE COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH, COMMITTEE ON EARLY CHILDHOOD, ADOPTION, AND DEPENDENT CARE, AND SECTION ON DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS; Benjamin S. Siegel, MD; Mary I. Dobbins, MD; Marian F. Earls, MD; Andrew S. Garner, MD, PhD; Laura McGuinn, MD; John Pascoe, MD, MPH; David L. Wood, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2663
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