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)



Can Family Centered Care Improve Outcomes?

Very few times in life do parents go to the hospital expecting a happy, joyous outcomes as the birth of a baby. But when things don't turn out as expected...

Truly Brave

To hear a doctor say “it’s cancer” makes your heart sink. As if the floor was pulled out from under your feet. When a child has cancer (or any illness), the whole family is affected.

Higher Rates of Depression Associated with Childhood Burns

Any type of injury or illness may cause traumatic stress reactions in patients and their families. New research from The Centre for Traumatic Stress Studies...

A Cancer Diagnosis: Through the Eyes of a Father

Adjusting to a child's diagnosis of an illness or injury often makes even the most resilient parents...


Give Us Your Opinion

How many of your pediatric patients have a difficult time coping with their illness or injury?

very few - 21.7%
some - 43.5%
nearly all - 34.8%

Total votes: 23
The voting for this poll has ended on: July 28, 2014