Register Today for SCCIP-ND Training on May 14-15

Do you work with children and families diagnosed with cancer? Do you want help them cope more effectively with their fears, worries and distress? Become an approved SCCIP-ND interventionist by registering today for a training session on May 14-15, 2015. Download the Registration form


Trauma can be both a medical and psychological event in the eyes of children and families experiencing serious illnesses, injuries, or painful procedures. By enhancing patient centered care with trauma informed care, health care providers can reduce the impact of difficult or frightening medical events, and help children and families cope with emotional reactions to illness and injury.

How Doctors and Nurses Make a Difference with Trauma Informed Care

Healthcare providers are experts in treating illness and saving lives. After attending to the basics of physical health (A-B-C: Airway, Breathing, Circulation), you can promote psychosocial recovery by paying attention to the D-E-F (Distress, Emotional Support, Family).

What is Trauma Informed Care?

Trauma-informed care shares many principles with patient centered care. However, trauma informed care incorporates an awareness of the impact of traumatic stress on ill or injured children and families as a part of treating the medical aspects of the trauma.

Last Updated (May 6, 2015)



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Register Today for Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program Training

Do you work with children and families diagnosed with cancer? Do you want help them cope more effectively with their fears, worries and distress? Have you heard of Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program? Consider becoming an approved SCCIP-ND interventionist by registering today for a 2-day training session on May 14-15, 2015 at Nemours / Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

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Give Us Your Opinion

How many of your pediatric patients have a difficult time coping with their illness or injury?

very few - 21.7%
some - 43.5%
nearly all - 34.8%

Total votes: 23
The voting for this poll has ended on: July 28, 2014