Thursday, August 15, 2013

Trauma Guide for Pediatricians

Foundation partners with AAP, Jockey Being Family to develop trauma guide for pediatricians.  Please download & print a copy to give to your pediatrician.

AAP Guide
A child who has experienced trauma needs doctors and families who understand its effects. Research shows that a child’s developing brain can be rewired because of the trauma they experience, according to a new publication from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
In order to give pediatricians all of the tools they need to help children in foster care, the Foundation partnered with the AAP and Jockey International’s Jockey Being Family program to develop “Helping Foster and Adoptive Families Cope with Trauma.”

The guide was designed to help pediatricians support foster and adoptive families by being better at identifying traumatized children; educating families about toxic stress; the possible biological, behavioral and social effects trauma has; and empowering families to be more adaptive in their responses to their children’s behaviors.
The guide for pediatricians is available now and can be downloaded from AAP’s website

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