Injury Recovery

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.

Managing Risks in Youth Sports

The release of the movie "Concussion" inspired thoughtful discussion on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, concussion, and youth sports. Read more for how parents can be counseled to minimize risk while reaping the benefits of youth sports.

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.

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.

Acceptable Concussion Risk in Professional vs. Youth Athletes

Probably along with many of you, our household cheered when the United States won the Women’s World Cup championship last month. Amidst the excitement for the win, however, one moment in the tournament stands out for me- a controversial decision in the USA vs. Germany game to allow two players back into the match following a head to head collision. Regardless of whether that was the correct call, I think it’s important to recognize that when it comes to concussion risk, coaches and clinicians should take a more conservative approach for youth athletes.

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