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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

When It Hurts: Dealing with Pain

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides children with information and activities to help cope with pain after an injury, illness, or medical stay.

NCTSN Resource

Developmental and Medical Issues for Young Foster Children

Type: Webinar

Addresses the importance of understanding the special developmental needs of young traumatized children. This webinar discusses appropriate referrals for consultation and describes a cutting edge developmental intervention for children in the child welfare system.