Training / Education

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.

Where are you going to find the time to pack one more thing into the short time you spend with patients? How are you going to remember? What are you going to do when the patient answers these questions? Providing trauma informed care certainly seems  daunting at first.

More and more research studies show adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), also known as toxic stress, affect children long into adulthood. ACEs include abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction.  Studies show ACEs can increase the risk of many types of disease, such as  cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.

Maria is a typical 13 year-old girl-active, social, and friendly. One day, she complains to her mother of "not feeling quite right". A few days later, Maria looks pale...

As a doctor or nurse practicing trauma informed care, you've likely incorporated, or want to start incorporating,  a screening assessment with all your patients to determine their level of distress. Once you assess your patient's distress level, how do you know if, or when, your patient needs a mental health referral?