Responding to Trauma


Pediatric primary care providers have a longitudinal relationship with children and families, which makes the medical home an ideal location to screen, assess for, and initiate treatment for trauma-related symptoms. Pediatric patients are often not forth-coming about their trauma exposure, and often families are unaware that traumatic events have occurred. Trauma often manifests in symptoms and functional changes that do not appear as obviously trauma-related.

Learning Objectives

After completing this training, you will be able to:

  • Identify symptoms related to trauma exposure
  • Discuss the role of comorbidities in treating trauma-related symptoms
  • Provide examples of psychotherapy to treat symptoms associated with trauma
  • Provide examples of pharmacological interventions for treatment of trauma-related symptoms

Course Information

Estimated Time: 1 hour


Course Instructors

  • Alexander Chang headshotAlexander Chang
  • Michelle P. Durham headshotMichelle P. Durham
    MD, MPH


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