Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Resources

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Resources - AfterTheInjury.org
AfterTheInjury.org is an evidence-based resource  created by CHOP experts that helps parents help their children recover after injury and trauma. 

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 and tools, 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 and tools every step of the way to ensure they are clear and useful. 

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Resources For Families

Websites
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. 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.orgAfterTheInjury.org/es and HealthCareToolbox.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. Click here to access them on HealthCareToolBox.org. 

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.orgAfterTheInjury.org/es and HealthCareToolbox.org have also developed trauma-informed care tools for the screening, assessment, and intervention to prevent pediatric traumatic stress after an injury.  Click here to access these pediatric traumatic stress resources on HealthCareToolBox.org. 

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