Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress

About CPTS

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.

  • Using the HealthCareToolbox.org website to provide information & resources for healthcare providers on medical traumatic stress and trauma-informed care.
  • Providing training (online and in-person) for health and mental health professionals in assessing and treating medical traumatic stress in children and their families.
  • Collaborating with national healthcare provider organizations to promote trauma-informed care and best practices in preventing and treating medical traumatic stress.
  • Addressing health disparities related to trauma-infomred pediatric care, including partnering with rural health care settings and medical interpreters. 
  • Adapting CPTS' assessments and interventions for medical traumatic stress across a wider range of healthcare settings and patient populations.
  • Disseminating CPTS materials for children and parents (in English & Spanish) and developing additional resources to meet the informational needs of different patient populations.

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Contact Us

Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress (CPTS)

cpts@email.chop.edu

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