Children and families experiencing pediatric traumatic stress may be seen at any point along the healthcare continuum so it's important to be able to recognize and treat the symptoms of traumatic stress. CPTS advocates a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with interventions in medical settings. Interventions should:
CPTS believes that all medical and mental health providers working with children and families in medical settings should be "trauma-informed." The D-E-F protocol provides a straightforward and reliable method for identifying and addressing basic traumatic stress reactions in patients and their families.
Our Center offers educational materials and training programs to medical and mental health professionals, children and families. Topics include pediatric traumatic stress and empirically-supported interventions that can prevent and treat traumatic stress responses.