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Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit

A resource from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit - Your Guide to Using the Toolkit Effectively

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit - A Comprehensive Guide

This toolkit was produced by the Medical Traumatic Stress Working Group of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) to:

  • Raise awareness among health care providers about traumatic stress associated with pediatric medical events and medical treatment, as it may affect children and families.
  • Promote "trauma-informed practice" of pediatric health care in hospital settings across the continuum of care and in a variety of settings within the hospital - e.g. from emergency care, to specialized inpatient units, to the ICU.