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Healthcare Providers

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.

NCTSN Resource

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Type: Fact Sheet

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.

NCTSN Resource

What Is Child Traumatic Stress?

Type: Fact Sheet

Defines child traumatic stress. This fact sheet gives an overview of trauma, describes traumatic stress symptoms, and ways children may be impacted.

Partner-In Resource

Trauma ScreenTIME

Type: Website

Provides staff in child-serving systems with best practices for trauma screening. The online courses help child-serving staff identify and support children suffering from traumatic stress as early as possible and connect those in need with effective services. 

NCTSN Resource

NCTSN Trauma-Informed Organizational Assessment (TIOA) Course

Type: Special Resource

Helps organizations assess their current practices in the context of serving children and families who have experienced trauma. It is an important part of an organizational transformation process to create trauma-informed organizations.

NCTSN Resource

Understanding Refugee Trauma: For Primary Care Providers (in Ukrainian)

Type: Fact Sheet

Outlines different considerations that primary care providers need to take into account when working wih reugee youth and their families.This fact sheet describes the cultural, child and youth, family, and provider considerations that healthcare providers should understand when working with this