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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

Assessment of Child Physical Abuse 1: Medical Perspectives

Type: Webinar

Provides statistics for child abuse and neglect in the United States, outlines how to recognize a variety of injuries suggestive of child physical abuse, and highlights the basic diagnostic evaluation necessary to evaluate a child for physical abuse.

NCTSN Resource

Consultation in Pediatric Settings

Type: Webinar

Discusses ways mental health providers can work with pediatric medical providers to ensure traumatized children receive care. This webinar talks about how primary care providers are essential allies in efforts to identify and respond to young children affected by trauma.

NCTSN Resource

Impact of Trauma on Early Brain Development

Type: Webinar

Synthesizes research and clinical knowledge about typical brain development and the high impact that the stress response has on the developing brain. This webinar highlights the clinical application for clinicians and other professionals who work with traumatized children.

Partner-In Resource

After the Injury

Type: Website

Helps parents and caregivers understand children's reactions to injuries, and advises them on how they can help children respond in healthy ways.

Partner-In Resource

Health Care Toolbox

Type: Website

Offers best practice recommendations and clinical guidelines for working with children and families who have experienced serious illness or injury.

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