The Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS), co-located at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, addresses health-related trauma in the lives of children and families. A partner in the National Child Traumatic Stress Network since 2002, CPTS addresses medical traumatic stress.
We seek to:
- Increase awareness and recognition of medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed pediatric healthcare nationally.
- Develop and promote empirically based screening and intervention for traumatic stress in ill and injured children and their families.
- Provide training to health and mental health providers about trauma-informed pediatric care and best practices in assessing and treating medical traumatic stress.
- Develop and disseminate resources for ill and injured children and their families.