American Academy of Pediatrics Calls for Trauma-Informed Care to be Incorporated Into Children’s Health Care
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
Resource Type: Website or Webpage Article
Audience(s): Community Member or Organization, Educators, Families, Health or Mental Health Professional, School Staff or Administrators
The American Academy of Pediatrics calls for governmental, institutional and academic leaders to incorporate effective ways to identify and address the effects of trauma on children, families and their healthcare providers in a policy statement, “Trauma-Informed Care in Child Health Systems,” published in the August 2021 Pediatrics.
The policy statement and accompanying clinical report, which will be published online Monday, July 26, observes that when children lack safe, stable, and nurturing relationships, their response to stress over time can result in lifelong impairments in physical, mental, and relational health. The clinical report provides practical tools for pediatricians to embrace this approach when working with children, families and communities.