Youth Violence Prevention Policy Portal

Title Organization(s) Description Year Resource Type
Guidance for Effective Discipline American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Recommendations for pediatricians on how to encourage and assist parents in the development of methods other than spanking for managing undesired behavior

1998 Report
Firearm-Related Injuries Affecting the Pediatric Population American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement that outlines specific measures that the AAP supports to reduce the destructive
effects of guns in the lives of children and adolescents

2012 Policy Statement
Fathers and Pediatricians: Enhancing Men’s Roles in the Care and Development of Their Children American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Report that suggests
ways that pediatricians can enhance fathers’ caregiving involvement

2004 Report
Early Childhood Adversity, Toxic Stress, and the Role of the Pediatrician: Translating Developmental Science Into Lifelong Health (policy statement) American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Statement that outlines the AAP’s position on early childhood adversity, toxic stress, and the Role of the pediatrician

2012 Policy Statement
Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victim American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

Clinical report that provides information to update physicians and focuses
on assessment and care of sexual assault victims in the adolescent population

2008 Report
Firearm-Related Injury and Death in the United States: A Call to Action From 8 Health Professional Organizations and the American Bar Association American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), American College of Physicians (ACP), American College of Surgeons (ACS), American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Public Health Association (APHA), and American Bar Association (ABA)

Report that outlines a series of measures aimed at reducing the health and public health consequences of firearms and represents the official policy positions of eight interdisciplinary, interprofessional national organizations

2015 Report