Make Trauma-Informed Care practices a reality by sharing information and training with your colleagues and staff.

The trauma informed training resources on this page can help you plan a training session that works for your setting.

Several of these resources were developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers and are designated by:


For more information about the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, or patient centered care training resources for health care providers, contact the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tools for Trauma Informed Training - Slide Sets

Trauma Informed Training 1: PMTS: Understanding Reactions from the Inside Out

Trauma Informed Training 2: PMTS: What Health Care Providers Can Do

Tools for Trauma Informed Training Training - Print Materials

Treating Children with a Serious Illness NCTSN
The case story of Maria, an adolescent girl newly diagnosed with cancer demonstrates the use of the DEF by medical providers.

Treating Children with a Traumatic Injury NCTSN
The case story of Tommy - a school-aged boy struck by a car demonstrates the use of the DEF by medical providers.

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress: A Comprehensive Guide NCTSN

D-E-F Pocket Cards NCTSN
Quick trauma informed care practices for screening and intervention recommendations for addressing Distress, Emotional Support, and Family resources for ill and injured children.

Medical Traumatic Stress: What Health Care Providers Need to Know NCTSN
Practical information for understanding and managing traumatic stress in health care settings.

Developmental Impact of Pediatric Traumatic Stress / Developmental Interventions for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
Information on the various ways children understand trauma and express traumatic stress at different developmental levels. Also includes developmentally-appropriate interventions

The Physical Injury is Healing, But How is Your Patient Coping?
Practical information about trauma informed care practices to help primary care providers help patients (and families) after an injury.

Physical Injury and Traumatic Stress
A convenient pocket card for primary care providers to guide trauma informed care practices, such as assessment of patient needs after an injury.

Tools for Training - Videos

Trauma Informed Pediatric Care - Tommy's Story

A 30 minute trauma informed training video for medical and mental health providers interested in learning how to provide trauma-informed care to ill and injured children and their families. The video follows Tommy and his family from the emergency department through inpatient and outpatient care, and allows providers to see how trauma and traumatic stress is experienced through Tommy's eyes. 

Tools for Trauma Informed Training - Online Courses

Continuing Education Courses created by the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Several free online education courses to teach medical professionals about trauma informed care and how to implement it in practice. There is no cost for registration or for CE credits.

NCTSN Webinar: Creating Child-Informed Trauma-Serving Systems - Pediatric Health Care by Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD (part of the Service Systems Speaker Series)

Note: Webinar and CEU's are free; you must create an account to log on and listen.