DC AAP needs your help! As part of our chapter’s strategic plan, we are working to help pediatricians identify and address the adverse childhood experiences/toxic stress/trauma experienced by many children and families in DC. We need input from you in order to design effective programs to improve the health and well-being of DC kids. Thanks so much to those who have already taken the survey. For those who have not yet done so, we ask/urge you to take a few minutes to complete the survey described in the message below by Friday, November 11th.

Dear pediatric office staff member,

We are writing to inform you of an opportunity to participate in a research project related to screening for toxic stress in pediatric patients. We are interested in learning about your impressions regarding universal screening for adverse childhood experiences, early identification and management of toxic stress, and current availability of resources in the community. The survey should take no more than about 15 minutes to complete, and you will only be asked to complete it once. The information you provide will be kept confidential and will not be shared with your employers. Your responses will help us improve health screening and successful linkages of families with needed services. Your responses will also help us improve the education, training, and support we provide to practices. We appreciate your input and willingness to take the time to speak with us. The link to the survey is below. You may withdraw from the study at any time when you are completing the survey. Please also note that by clicking on the link and completing the survey, you are providing your agreement to participate in this study.

The Primary Investigator for this study is Dr. Lee Beers. If you have questions or concerns about the survey or your participation please contact the Co-Investigator, Rachel Skalina at and/or Dr. Beers at or office phone number 202-476-3797.

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