Describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.
Wherever Healthcare Providers encounter children and families--whether in a clinic, hospital ER, school, or at a private outpatient practice--there are opportunities to integrate trauma-informed practices into the care families receive. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed tools and materials to help physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals understand and respond to the specific needs of traumatized children. In addition to the NCTSN resources highlighted below, Healthcare Providers can learn more about trauma-informed integrated care in the Trauma-Informed Care section of this website.
Defines child traumatic stress. This fact sheet gives an overview of trauma, describes traumatic stress symptoms, and ways children may be impacted.
Includes articles that range from a report on teen suicide screening and intervention to new resources for bringing an LGBTQ lens to trauma-informed care.
Outlines different considerations that primary care providers need to take into account when working with refugee youth and their families.
Provides a glossary of terms for healthcare providers to better understand the concepts within trauma-informed integrated care.
Features a trauma-informed caregiver discussing how to partner with a variety of providers including pediatricians.
Discusses an integrated approach to recognizing and responding to child and family traumatic stress when a child has cancer.
Offers information on integrated care approaches to supporting children and families dealing with traumatic stress and chronic health conditions.
Explores the common reasons CSEC youth seek care, as well as challenges to victim identification.
Provides a trauma-informed integrated healthcare model for conceptualizing young children exposed to violence and other traumatic stressors.
Lays a groundwork of fundamental knowledge about integrated health care and how it relates to trauma.
Offers a compendium of tools to guide medical professionals in effectively assessing and treating medical traumatic stress in children and families. This toolkit helps providers address the emotional, as well as the physical side of trauma.