New Resources from the AAP | Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care Video and More

Posted on February 20, 2024

New Resources from the AAP | Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care

The AAP encourages pediatricians to take a trauma-informed approach to care with all families, with the goal of fostering safe, stable, nurturing relationships to build resiliency and promote healthy mental development. This is done by creating a safe environment, using engagement strategies to build trust, focusing on strengths that empower families, having brief, office-based approaches to promote a growth mindset, and screening for/treating trauma-related symptoms.

New Video | The Power of Relationships in Pediatric Care: Uncovering Trauma & Adversity

Children have often experienced challenges or trauma that might be hidden during a physical exam. In the video linked below, Khadijia Tribié Reid, MD, MPH, FAAP, tells the story of one family’s visit that revealed some personal trauma. She talks about the importance of going beyond the checklists and building trusted relationships with patients and families to better support them through hard times.

Click here to watch the video on the AAP YouTube Channel and share with your networks!

A magazine cover with people doing yoga Description automatically generatedNew Spanish Infographics for Families | Supporting Children Who Have Experienced Trauma

Download and share helpful and practical infographics to support caregivers in parenting kids who have experienced trauma – now available in both English and Spanish! These resources would be a great addition to your practice setting to hang on the walls, share with families, and more. While these infographics are intended to help support children and families who have experienced trauma, they are also appropriate for all children and families.

Click here to access the infographics.