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.
The following resources on Medical Trauma were developed by the NCTSN.
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.
Provides information to children who have experienced medical trauma.
Offers tips parents can use to help themselves understand a child's behavior following a hospitalization. These tips assist parents with helping their child cope after a hospital stay.
Offer tips on ways parents can cope with their concerns during their child's hospital stay. This fact sheet assists parents with ways to help their child cope with being in the hospital.
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.