Child Traumatic Stress

Research Tool Aims to Help Children Recover After Injury

Learn about a new CIRP@CHOP research tool that aims to help researchers better understand how parents and children interact after an injury.

AAP Releases New Policy Statement on Improving Pediatric Injury Care

Last month the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published a Policy Statement on Management of Pediatric Trauma to guide a comprehensive approach for improving outcomes for injured children. With 20 million children injured each year in the US, this guidance is timely and much needed. In this post, Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD shares key points from the statement that highlight the need to attend to the emotional recovery of injured children.

New Resource Alert: Medical Traumatic Stress Guide for Working with Children in Foster Care

A new resource developed by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress in partnership with Northeast Treatment Centers supports nurses and clinicians that provide care to patients in the child welfare system. The online course provides a 1.0 Continuing Education Credit for nurses.

How Do Our Communities Recover from Recent Shooting Deaths?

Guest Blogger Krista Mehari, PhD provides perspective to help Research & Action community to process and cope with recent shootings.

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

Moderator’s Note: This post was authored by Christie Alminde, RN, CPN, who served as an outreach coordinator for the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress. Prior to CPTS, she was a Surgical/Trauma Nurse at CHOP. As of July 2016, Ms. Alminde has left CIRP@CHOP to pursue her career elsewhere.

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.

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