Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti-Racism - January 2023

Posted on January 08, 2023

The Maine AAP will be featuring information/readings/lessons on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice and Anti-Racism in our newsletters and on our website. Please join us by participating in this activity to increase knowledge, improve communications and expand your horizons!


JANUARY 2023

The AAP has its own history of promulgating systemic racism. In an effort to acknowledge and accept responsibility for past wrongs, the AAP published Truth, Reconciliation, and Transformation: Continuing on the Path to Equity in 2020. This Policy Statement describes the systems of oppression that Dr. deGrate Smith and Dr. Scott experienced from our organization and the commitment to enact change in order to prevent future mistakes.

Includes:

  1. 4-minute text


SEPTEMBER 2022

Bright Futures: Evidence of DEIJ-A

As part of the most recent update to Bright Futures, the Behavioral/Social/Emotional Screening footnote (Footnote 14) incorporates “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health” Policy Statement.

Footnote 14 reads:

Screen for behavioral and social-emotional problems per “Promoting Optimal Development: Screening for Behavioral and Emotional Problems” (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2014-3716), “Mental Health Competencies for Pediatric Practice” (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-2757), “Clinical Practice Guideline for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents With Anxiety Disorders” (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32439401), and “Screening for Anxiety in Adolescent and Adult Women: A Recommendation From the Women’s Preventive Services Initiative” (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32510990). The screening should be family centered and may include asking about caregiver emotional and mental health concerns and social determinants of health, racism, poverty, and relational health. See “Poverty and Child Health in the United States” (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2016-0339), ”The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health” (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2019-1765), and “Preventing Childhood Toxic Stress: Partnering With Families and Communities to Promote Relational Health” (https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2021-052582).

Please read “The Impact of Racism on Child and Adolescent Health” Policy Statement.

Includes:

  1. AAP Policy Statement – 8-10 minute text