Training / Education

As with most skills, practice makes perfect. Becoming a physician or nurse skilled in trauma informed care takes practice. Addressing distress, grief, emotional support, family stressors, and needs beyond medical care doesn't often lead to a comfortable conversation with a patient and family. Especially the first few times you try. 

Practicing trauma informed care requires doctors and nurses to not only remain aware of the traumatic nature of medical care, but also recognize the trauma children and families bring with them to hospital or doctor’s visits. Prior trauma can put children at higher risk for distress...

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it impacts the whole family. How can healthcare providers help the family of a child who is newly diagnosed with cancer?

When a child is diagnosed with cancer, it impacts the whole family.  How can healthcare providers help the family of a child who is newly diagnosed with cancer? One option is the Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program –Newly Diagnosed (SCCIP-ND). 

Culturally sensitive trauma informed care refers to the capacity for health care professionals to effectually provide trauma informed assessment and treatment that acknowledges, respects, and integrates patients' and families' cultural values, beliefs, and practices.