How Providers Make a Difference
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 Pediatric Care?

Trauma-informed pediatric care means incorporating 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 (Thursday March 21, 2013)



Treating a Child in Foster Care? Collaboration Tips for Doctors and Nurses

Did you know that national data shows children in foster care, on average, have more medical needs than children in the general population?  And that approximately one in four children in foster care has an ongoing medical condition, and about one in ten has two or more?

Distraction for Pain Reduction?

Pain and distress are an unfortunate piece of the healthcare experience for most patients. Effective distraction is one method that works to minimize the effects of procedural pain.

The Aftermath of Pediatric Stroke

In the aftermath of a critical illness, patients and their families may experience traumatic stress symptoms or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Does Trauma Informed Care Have a Place in the Emergency Department?

Does trauma informed care belong in the emergency department?  If so, what should it look like?


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