Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

Related Resources

The following resources will familiarize you with pediatric traumatic stress, introduce you to the work that is being done nationally to address it, and provide materials you can use with your own patients.

Downloadable handouts

Resources for healthcare providers

D-E-F Pocket Cards
Quick screening and intervention recommendation for addressing Distress, Emotional Support, and Family resources for ill and injured children.

Medical Traumatic Stress: What Healthcare Providers Need to Know
Practical information for understanding and managing traumatic stress in healthcare settings.

The Physical Injury is Healing, But How is Your Patient Coping?
Practical information to help patients and families cope with pediatric traumatic stress.

Physical Injury and Traumatic Stress
A convenient pocket card risk assessment tool.

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Resources for mental health providers

Acute Stress Checklist for Children (ASC-Kids)
A brief self-report checklist for children (age 8-17) that assesses traumatic stress responses and symptom severity in the first month after a potentially traumatic pediatric injury or other acute medical event.

Psychosocial Assessment Tool 2.0 (PAT)
A brief, self-administered screening to assess psychosocial risk in families of children newly diagnosed with cancer. Helps to identify family needs and targets for intervention in pediatric healthcare settings.

Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program (SCCIP)
A manualized intervention for adolescent survivors of childhood cancer and their families, that addresses post traumatic stress symptoms related to cancer and its treatment.

Surviving Cancer Competently Intervention Program - Newly Diagnosed (SCCIP-ND)
A manualized intervention for parents and caregivers of children newly diagnosed with cancer that targets early traumatic stress responses and integrates cognitive-behavioral and family systems interventions.

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Parent handouts

At the Hospital: Helping My Child Cope
En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a sobrellevar la situación
A handout with coping tips for parents that providers can use in the hospital setting.

At the Hospital: Helping My Teen Cope
En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi adolescente a sobrellevar la situación
A handout with coping tips for parents that providers can use in the hospital setting.

After the Hospital: Helping My Child Cope
Después del hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi familia a superar la situación
A handout with coping tips for parents that providers can use in the hospital, rehab, or primary care setting.

After the Trauma: Helping My Child Cope
Después del trauma: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a superar la situación
A handout with coping tips for parents that providers can use in the hospital or primary care setting.

After the Injury: Helping My Child Cope
Después de la lesión: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a superar la situación
A handout with coping tips for parents that providers can use in the hospital or primary care setting.

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Child handouts

What do I say? Talking about what happened with others
¿Qué digo? Cómo hablar con otras personas acerca de lo sucedido
After being injured, Jesse was worried about what his friends would think about the weird way Jesse walked and seeing the scars from the accident. With help, Jesse figured out what to say to his friends.

Making a plan: Dealing with things that remind you of what happened
Desarrollar un plan: Cómo enfrentarse a las situaciones que se recuerdan lo que sucedido
After a bike accident, Angel was nervous about riding bikes again. With help, Angel came up with a plan to cope with being scared.

When it hurts: Dealing with pain
Cuando duele: Cómo enfrentarse al dolor
Jordan had to undergo a painful treatment at the hospital. With help from Jordan's new friends at the hospital, and Jordan's grandmother, Jordan learned new ways to cope with the pain.

After the hospital: Getting back to a schedule
Después del hospital: Cómo retomar las actividades diarias
After coming home from the hospital, Tracy was bored and missed doing things with friends. With some help, Tracy found a way to do some normal and fun things each day.

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Web sites

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
NCTSN is a national resource on child traumatic stress. Its site provides a wealth of information, downloadable tip sheets for families, professional presentation tools and more.

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Healthcare Providers
A compendium of tools and resources for healthcare providers, developed by CPTS in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.

Stress and Coping During Healthcare Procedures
Techniques parents can use to help children cope with the stress of healthcare procedures. From the Department of Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapies at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Preparing Your Child for Hospitalization and Surgery
A parent's checklist for preparing children for hospitalization or surgery. From the Department of Child Life, Education and Creative Arts Therapies at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Helping Siblings of Children with Special Health Needs
Guidelines for helping children adjust to the special health needs of their siblings. From The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities News Digest.

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For more information

For more information about these or other resources for medical and mental health providers, please contact: Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, at cpts@email.chop.edu.

 

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