Download / Print Patient Handouts

On this page you'll find copies of patient education handouts available for download. The majority of these handouts are appropriate for use in hospital, rehab, and primary care settings. Several are also available in Spanish.
Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care_patient handouts

For Parents / Caregivers: There are tip sheets designed to help parents help their children cope with a variety of traumatic stress issues, including hospitalization, serious illness, injury, and discharge / returning home, as well as to help themselves cope.

For Children / Teens: There are handouts with stories and activities designed especially to help children and teens cope with injury and pain, dealing with traumatic stress reminders, looking and feeling different, and adjusting after returning home.

Large quantities of these handouts are available for order through the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Handouts for Parents / Caregivers in English and Spanish

Helping children / teens cope with serious Injury:

Helping children / teens cope with any kind of traumatic event:

Helping parents of ill or injured children take care of themselves:

Handouts for Children and Teens in English and Spanish

Coping with pain and injury:

Coping with traumatic stress reactions and reminders:

Coping with illness and injury - Teen Stories:

Note: Several of the resources on this page were developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Medical Trauma Working Group, as part of the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers. Funding for the development of these materials has been supported through funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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