Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS) - Health Care Toolbox for providers

Protocol for providing Trauma Informed Pediatric Care

Health care professionals are experts in treating illness and injury, restoring functioning, and saving lives. But they may be less comfortable addressing the emotional and psychological impact of illness, injury, and medical treatment, or feel out of their depth when considering the impact of prior traumatic experiences on a child’s current medical care.

ABC's - Awareness, Balance, Connection of Self-Care

Our goals for Health Care Toolbox are to increase awareness of medical traumatic stress in children, provide information and evidence-based recommendations for health care providers, and guide parents and families to resources to help them cope with a child’s illness or injury.  Email the contact for more information.