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Trauma-Informed Care for Pediatricians
Trauma-Informed Care

What is Trauma-informed Care? 

Trauma-informed care (TIC) is defined by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network  as medical care in which all parties involved assess, recognize and respond to the effects of traumatic stress on children, caregivers and healthcare providers. 

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 this video, 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.

The Three R's of Trauma-Informed Care


Let children know they are safe. 


Let children know what to expect.


Teach children to manage their emotions.

AAP TIC Resources
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