Child Traumatic Stress

Consider a Public Health Approach to Traumatic Stress Prevention

The vast population-level impact of trauma exposure among children and youth provides a compelling example of the need for a public health approach to preventing posttraumatic stress among the young.

Reducing the Impact of a Potentially Traumatic Event

Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to impact the reactions of families and patients to a potentially traumatic event (PTE). This blog post shares how to guide patients to reframe their thoughts and to foster resilience by practicing trauma-informed care.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Mental Health Professionals

A new guide developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress guides mental health professionals working with children impacted by medical traumatic stress.

On-line Training for Nurses: Trauma-informed Approach to Patient Care

When we know better, we do better. We never wore seat belts, never had car seats, and never wore bike helmets while growing up. Now, my family ALWAYS wears seat belts and bike helmets and are optimally restrained while riding in cars. 

On-the-job Training for Trauma-informed Care

New CIRP@CHOP research recommends how to fill the gap in trauma-informed care training in the pediatric hospital setting.

Glen's Village

I recently learned about the amazing film “Glen’s Village” featuring the journey of one of my former patients, Glen Casey. His trajectory to becoming a student at The University of Pennsylvania, including the impact of childhood trauma, was the subject of a documentary produced by the Philadelphia Public School Notebook. Read more to learn about the film.

New Resource Alert: Helping Families Emotionally Recover After An Injury

Read about a new section dedicated to helping families cope emotionally after an injury from the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress website.

Assessing Content Validity for mHealth App Development

Read this third installment in a 6-part series on effective mHealth app development. Today's post is about how to use theory and evidence to guide app development.

New Resource Alert: Trauma-informed Clinical Care Guide

The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress now offers reliable tools based on the DEF protocol to help identify, prevent, and treat traumatic stress responses at the time of need and within scope of practice.

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