The American Academy of Pediatrics publishes the following policy documents:

  • Policy Statements are statements of advocacy, direction or a public health position of concern to the Academy, including recommendations.
  • Technical Reports are based on a literature review and data analyses but do not contain recommendations.
  • Clinical Reports provide guidance for the pediatrician in the clinical setting, addressing best practices and state of the art medicine but does not include formal recommendations.
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines are based on a comprehensive literature review and data analyses with formal rules of evidence in support of each recommendation made.

Principles of trauma-informed care can support the implementation of recommendations within several AAP policy statements and clinical reports, including:

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