Make Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care a reality by sharing information and training with your colleagues and staff.

The resources on this page can help you plan a training session that works for your setting.

Several of these resources were developed in collaboration with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit for Health Care Providers and are designated by:


For more information about the Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress Toolkit, or training resources for health care providers, contact the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tools for Training - Slide Sets

Click here to register and watch a CE Training Program for Nurses on Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress

Slide Show 1: PMTS: Understanding Reactions from the Inside Out

Slide Show 2: PMTS: What Health Care Providers Can Do

Tools for Training - Print Materials

Treating Children with a Serious Illness NCTSN
The case story of Maria, an adolescent girl newly diagnosed with cancer demonstrates the use of the DEF by medical providers.

Treating Children with a Traumatic Injury NCTSN
The case story of Tommy - a school-aged boy struck by a car demonstrates the use of the DEF by medical providers.

Pediatric Medical Traumatic Stress: A Comprehensive Guide NCTSN

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

Medical Traumatic Stress: What Health Care Providers Need to Know NCTSN
Practical information for understanding and managing traumatic stress in health care settings.

Developmental Impact of Pediatric Traumatic Stress / Developmental Interventions for Pediatric Traumatic Stress
Information on the various ways children understand trauma and express traumatic stress at different developmental levels. Also includes developmentally-appropriate interventions
The Physical Injury is Healing, But How is Your Patient Coping?
Practical information to help primary care providers help patients (and families) after an injury.

Physical Injury and Traumatic Stress
A convenient pocket card for primary care providers to guide assessment of patient needs after an injury.

Tools for Training - Videos

Trauma Informed Pediatric Care - Tommy's Story

A 30 minute video education program for medical and mental health providers interested in learning how to provide truama-informed care to ill and injured children and their families. The video follows Tommy and his family from the emergency department through inpatient and outpatient care, and allows providers to see how trauma and traumatic stress is experienced through Tommy's eyes. Registration Required.

Tools for Training - Online Courses

NCTSN Webinar: Creating Child-Informed Trauma-Serving Systems - Pediatric Health Care by Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD (part of the Service Systems Speaker Series)

Note: Webinar and CEU's are free; you must create an account to log on and listen.