Patients want to feel understood by their doctors. Physicians and nurses want to know their patients understand diagnosis and the prescribed medical advice will be followed.  What does this have to do with trauma informed care?

Discharge from the hospital…it's the goal doctors and nurses work tirelessly towards for each patient. Each child and family spends hours, days, weeks or months looking forward to it. 

What does it mean to be “trauma-informed” and why does it matter for pediatric care?

The idea behind “trauma-informed” services is pretty straightforward:  

When children have mental health concerns, where do parents go? According to new research published in Pediatrics, approximately one third of children receive mental health care solely from their primary care physician.

Does providing universal psychosocial care not seem that important, since most children and families are resilient and will cope effectively with their illness or injury?