Description & Learning Objectives
Many children and youth are exposed to traumatic events and adverse experiences that, if left unaddressed, can lead to toxic stress and other issues that affect lifelong health, wellness and development.
The 2019 Trauma-Informed Pediatric Provider Course will assist health care providers and those working in or with child servicing agencies to identify children who have experienced adversity, trauma and toxic stress and will discuss their presentation and the risk factors involved. This three and one-half day course includes the recent science, evidence base and treatments of adversity, resiliency and toxic stress and is presented by experts in the field.
American Academy of Pediatrics President, Dr. Colleen Kraft, will deliver the keynote presentation “Pediatricians as Leaders in Addressing Toxic Stress and Trauma in Children.”
COURSE TOPICS INCLUDE:
The Biology of Adversity and Resilience
Trauma in Immigrant and Refugee Children
Routine Practices to Promote Healthy Adolescent Relationships
Corporal Punishment: Parent and School Discipline as Sources of Trauma
Supporting Children and Youth After School Violence
And many more