Childhood Trauma and Resilience: A Practical Guide

Childhood Trauma and Resilience: A Practical Guide
1st Ed.
© 2021 American Academy of Pediatrics. All rights reserved.
Jessica L. Griffin, PsyD; Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP; Heather C. Forkey, MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-61002-506-5
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-507-2
Pediatrics, Nursing, Psychiatry


Trauma-informed care is emerging as a critical component of pediatric best practices. With this new practical guide, pediatricians and other child health professionals will learn to identify, evaluate, and treat children and families affected by trauma and adversity when they present at the office.

In addition to instruction for acute, hands-on care, the cohesive approach offered in this guide also lays out a framework and concrete steps to transform practices into ones that are trauma-sensitive and can provide the best, most impactful care to all patients.

Childhood Trauma and Resilience: A Practical Guide includes mnemonics, charts, tables, and numerous case studies to reinforce learning, as well as timely information on physician burnout and secondary traumatic stress.

More than a dozen reproducible handouts on topics such as attachment, cultural connections, and promoting resilience, will help pediatricians engage with parents on these important related topics and focus on the family factors that can help prevent and mitigate the effects of trauma.

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