1. Support the development of new strategies that can be incorporated into home, school, and center-based services that aim to a. Reduce sources of toxic stress, and/or b. Strengthen relationships that buffer children from the long-term consequences of significant adversity.
2. Be a champion for early-intervention programs, early-childhood mental health services, specialized family therapies, and medicolegal partnerships that have demonstrated evidence of positive impacts on vulnerable young children and families.
3. Participate in professional development programs to educate judges and other key participants in the juvenile court and foster care systems about the biology of adversity and its implications for case management, child custody, and foster care of children who have been abused or neglected.
4. Collaborate with social workers, mental health providers, and other related professionals to address urgent needs as early as possible and to integrate effective services for the most vulnerable children and their families.
5. Develop and participate in innovative service-delivery adaptations that expand the ability of the medical home to support children at risk.
6. Participate in activities to spread ACEs awareness, since widespread awareness can inform policy and help shape social norms related to optimal child and family well-being.
societal level preventative interventions pediatric medical providers can support
Societal Level Preventative Interventions Pediatric Medical Providers Can Support