With warm summer months and kids out of school, many hospitals and emergency rooms see an uptick in pediatric visits for accident related injuries.  Most children will cope well with hospital visits and interactions with health care providers. However, some children may experience traumatic stress reactions either from their accident or during their stay. For these children, our tips sheets on coping with pain and injury share the stories of children dealing with similar experiences and provide activities to help make their hospital stay less traumatic.

How do you help make a child's hospital visit less traumatic?