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)



New Continuing Education Course: E is For Emotional Support (1.0 CEU)

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.

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Who's Your Patient's Coping Coach?

Of the many children and parents exposed to traumatic medical experiences, only a few receive psychosocial resources. Several reasons for this exist, such as a limited number of clinicians trained in trauma informed psychological interventions, lack of follow up for psychological services,

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Ask Every Patient

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.

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Integration of Psychological Care into Pediatric Oncology

Even though the rates of survival have increased for childhood cancer, many families will be diagnosed and undergo cancer treatment. A new report from the American Psychologist recounts the integration of psychological care into the course of cancer treatment for children and their families. 

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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