Pediatric Traumatic Stress Resources

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention and the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have developed evidence-based pediatric traumatic stress resources, including websites for parents and pediatric healthcare providers to help children emotionally recover after injury. Parents and pediatric healthcare providers have been involved in the development of these pediatric traumatic stress resources every step of the way to ensure that they are useful in supporting children.

Evidence-Based Resources

Websites For Families

AfterTheInjury.org

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP spent a decade creating this award-winning site to help parents understand their children's emotional reactions to injury and trauma. AfterTheInjury gives parents the tools they need to help their child emotionally recover after an injury.

AfterTheInjury.org/es

The Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP spent a decade creating this award-winning site in Spanish to help parents understand their children's emotional reactions to injury. AfterTheInjury.org/es gives parents the tools they need to help their child emotionally recover after an injury.

Parent and Child Tip Sheets and Workbooks

The experts behind AfterTheInjury.org have developed printable parents and child tip sheets and workbooks that provide basic information on positive recovery, self-care, and common reactions to injury. Most are available in both English and Spanish. 

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Resources For Pediatric Healthcare Providers

Pediatric healthcare providers have the unique opportunity to intervene, and often times prevent, many adverse health outcomes, including medical traumatic stress. When a child is injured or diagnosed with an illness, all family members are at risk for medical traumatic stress. Unfortunately the level of distress experienced is often not apparent during interactions focused on medical treatment. With regular screening for pediatric medical traumatic stress, healthcare providers assist with the critical step of identifying families who would benefit from additional psychosocial support beyond trauma-informed care. The experts behind AfterTheInjury.org have developed trauma-informed care tools for screening, assessment, and intervention to prevent pediatric traumatic stress after an injury.