How Providers Make a Difference
Healthcare providers are experts in treating illness and saving lives. After attending to the basics of physical health (A-B-C: Airway, Breathing, Circulation), you can promote psychosocial recovery by paying attention to the D-E-F (Distress, Emotional Support, Family).



What is Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care?

Trauma-informed pediatric care means incorporating an awareness of the impact of traumatic stress on ill or injured children and families as a part of treating the medical aspects of the trauma.

Last Updated (Thursday March 21, 2013)



What Questions are You Asking?

When you walk into a patient's room, what questions do you ask? Do you ask what's the matter with them? Or do you ask what happened to them? Subtle difference between the two questions, but...

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"It was six weeks and a lifetime ago"-One mom's story of life in the PICU

"Turns out it was six weeks and a lifetime ago. It was the last time my husband and I slept under the same roof as our three kids; the last time, for that matter, my husband and I spent even five minutes in a room by ourselves; and the last time our 9-year-old daughter slept freely, unencumbered by tubes in her nose, IVs in her arms and the lifeline that now attaches her to a ventilator..."

Working Side by Side: Providing Integrated Care in Pediatric Offices

When a pediatrician refers a child to mental health services, often times the child never ends up receiving the counseling for a variety of reasons. However, when the child can access these services within the pediatrician's office...


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