On this page you'll find copies of patient education handouts available for download. The majority of these handouts are appropriate for use in hospital, rehab, and primary care settings. Several are also available in Spanish.
Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care_patient handouts

For Parents / Caregivers:There are tip sheets designed to help parents help their children cope with a variety of traumatic stress issues, including hospitalization, serious illness, injury, and discharge / returning home, as well as to help themselves cope.

For Children / Teens:There are handouts with stories and activities designed especially to help children and teens cope with injury and pain, dealing with traumatic stress reminders, looking and feeling different, and adjusting after returning home.

Large quantities of these handouts are available for order through the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Handouts for Parents / Caregivers in English and Spanish

General Medical Trauma:

At the Hospital: Helping My Child Cope

En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a sobrellevar la situación

At the Hospital: Helping My Teen Cope

En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi adolescente a sobrellevar la situación

Serious Illness:

At the Hospital: Helping My Child Cope

En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo hacer frente a una enfermedad

At the Hospital: Helping My Teen Cope

En el hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi adolescente hacer frente a una enfermedad

After the Diagnosis: Helping My Family Cope

Después del diagnostico: Cómo ayudar a mi familia a frontar la situación

Helping children / teens cope after returning home from the hospital:

After the Hospital: Helping My Child Cope

Después del hospital: Cómo ayudar a mi familia a superar la situación

Helping children / teens cope with serious Injury:

After the Injury: Helping My Child Cope

Después de la lesión: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a superar la situación

Helping children / teens cope with any kind of traumatic event:

After the Trauma: Helping My Child Cope

Después del trauma: Cómo ayudar a mi hijo a superar la situación

Helping parents of ill or injured children take care of themselves:

After the Injury Helping Myself Cope

Después de la lesión: Cómo hacer frente al hecho

A Caregiver’s Guide: Taking Care of Yourself While Your Child is in the Hospital

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Handouts for Children and Teens in English and Spanish

Hospital Hero- A Child’s Workbook

Coping with pain and injury:

After The Injury: Tips for Kids

Después de la lesión: Consejos para los ninos

When it Hurts: Dealing with Pain

Cuando duele: Cómo enfrentarse al dolor


Coping with traumatic stress reactions and reminders:

What Do I Say? Talking About What Happened With Others

¿Qué digo? Cómo hablar con otras personas acerca de lo sucedido

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 the Hospital: Getting Back to a Schedule

Después del hospital: Cómo retomar las actividades diarias


Coping with illness and injury - Teen Stories:

Taking Control of My Illness - A Teen's Story

Tomando control de mi Enfermedad

Dealing With My Life-Changing Diagnosis - A Teen's Story

Hacer frente con el Diagnóstico que me Cambiará la Vida

Winning Against Worries - A Teen's Story

Cómo vencí mis miedos

Facing My Friends and Fears After Injury - A Teen's Story

Cómo me enfrenté a mis amigos después de una lesión

Putting My Life Back Together - A Teen's Story

Reconstruyendo mi vida

Note: Several of the resources on this page were developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Medical Trauma Working Group, as part of the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers. Funding for the development of these materials has been supported through funding from the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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