Physicians, Nurses, & Other Clinicians

Other professionals may also find this page useful.

The Checklist was developed for use by pediatric physicians and nurses by Dr. Elizabeth Englander (Director, Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center) and by Dr. Peter Raffalli, Pediatric Neurologist at Boston Children's Hospital.  

What is the purpose of this Checklist?

We are aware that pediatric physicians and their clinical staff frequently encounter patients who may be experiencing social difficulties. The purpose of this Project is to provide a Checklist that they could quickly and easily use to assess for bullying and cyberbullying in their patients. 

Can you help a student who is being bullied?

Both the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and the BACPAC Clinic have online resources that anyone can access.  MARC has extensive educational and informational resources, including curricula and survey services, but does not provide clinical interventions, services, or programs.  BACPAC does see patients.  Help cannot be offered over the telephone.  Physicians and nurses who believe a child needs clinical intervention should refer the child appropriately.  

I'm interested, but I still have questions.  

Email either Dr. Elizabeth Englander at [email protected] or Dr. Peter Raffalli at [email protected].  


The Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center at Bridgewater State University 

BACPAC Clinic, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

Making connections to address adverse childhood experiences

According to the CDC, over 60% of adults had at least one adverse childhood experience. ACEs and other stressors can significantly impact a child's brain development and lifelong health.

ACEs Connection website provides a place for pediatricians and others to share their strategies for supporting children and families to prevent and reduce the impact of ACEs.

Join now to learn more and share ideas.