Lays a groundwork of fundamental knowledge about integrated health care and how it relates to trauma.
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.
Provides information to children who have experienced medical trauma.
Offers parents guidance to parents about how to support your teen while at the hospital before, during, or after a medical procedure.
Offers activities and a scenario for youth who have been ill or injured to help understand what it is they might be feeling.
Provides a brief overview of medical traumatic stress, the D-E-F protocol (Reduce Distress, Promote Emotional Support, and Remember the Family) and traumatic stress reactions.
Outlines how to use the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers effectively.
Provides tips for medical professionals on how to assess distress in ill or injured children and how to help their families.
Provides tips for medical professionals on how to assess emotional support in ill or injured children and how to help their families.
Provides tips for medical professionals on how to assess a family of ill or injured children and how to help their families.
Offers information about distress, emotional support, and working with families after a medical trauma. These reference cards are a way to quickly screen if a parent, caregiver, or child is at risk for ongoing traumatic stress reactions after a medical procedure or trauma.
Provides information to youth about how to talk about medical trauma with others. This tip sheet, a part of the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, includes a scenario to read that describes how therapy helped the youth in the story.
Provides children with information and activities to help cope with pain after an injury, illness, or medical stay.