June 2018 - Volume 39 - Issue 5

  • Lee M. Pachter, DO
  • 0196-206X
  • 1536-7312
  • 9 issues / year
  • Pediatrics 43/124, Behavioral Sciences 32/51
  • 2.199

In light of the heartbreaking evidence of family disruption seen in recent weeks at our southern border, we felt it appropriate to gather together a collection of papers and reviews published in the Journal regarding the effects of psychosocial trauma, maltreatment, toxic stress & adversity on the health and wellbeing of children and families. While many of us see these policies as abhorrent from the perspective of human rights and compassion, perhaps shining a light on the scientific evidence might bring truth to power and help those who are responsible for these policies pause to consider their immediate and long term effects.

Psychosocial Stress, Adversity, and Trauma; Adverse Childhood Experiences

Lee M. Pachter, DO, Editor in Chief

Development and Evaluation of an Educational Initiative to Improve Hospital Personnel Preparedness to Care for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Lucarelli, Jennifer; Welchons, Leah; Sideridis, Georgios; More

Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. 39(5):358-364, June 2018.

SDBP statement related to the separation of children from families at the border

July 8, 2018Individuals and families from Central America are coming to the U.S. to seek asylum due to the violence, intimidation and threats in their home countries.   There also continues to be attempted entr...

Psychosocial Stress, Adversity, and Trauma; Adverse Childhood Experiences, their impact, and our responsibility for compassionate intervention

​In light of the heartbreaking evidence of family disruption seen in recent weeks at our southern border, we felt it appropriate to gather together a collection of papers and reviews published in the Journal re...

​SDBP members on the front lines after school shootings

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Building and Maintaining Resilience in Advocacy

Building and Maintaining Resilience in AdvocacyBy Dinah L. Godwin, LCSWI am writing this in the immediate aftermath of the latest school shooting at Santa Fe High School, approximately 30 miles from my home and the devel...

Reflections on Parkland

​Reflections on ParklandBy Judith Aronson-Ramos, MD, FAAPDevelopmental & Behavioral Pediatrician in Parkland, Florida Nestled in the northwest corner of Broward County, on the edge of the Everglades, Parkland us...

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