Using a Trauma-sensitive Lens to Promote Shared Decision-making in Pediatric Practice
Saturday, November 10
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room 13/14/15 - Convention Center
Research shows trauma experienced in early childhood negatively impacts the physical, mental, social, and emotional development of children. During this critical time period, neural development is significantly impacted by a child’s environment and their relationships with adults. These experiences in early childhood create the foundation for lifelong health, social relationships, academic abilities, and economic self-sufficiency into adulthood.
Trauma is considered a critical public health issue impacting the health of children throughout the lifespan. Children who experience a high number of adverse childhood experiences(ACEs) are at greater risk for developing chronic diseases and health risk behaviors into adulthood. Chronic toxic stress causes a prolonged activation of the stress response system which impacts the developing brains and bodies of children and is linked to poor health outcomes and academic achievement.
In order to provide effective and comprehensive care, increased awareness of this topic is necessary for promoting positive health outcomes to children and their families. A perceived barrier to successful shared decision-making occurs when there are differences between the priorities and values of the child/family and the clinician. Building resiliency, as well as bringing a trauma-informed approach to practice are recommended to address the needs of children and families.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will describe the impact of adverse childhood experiences, trauma and toxic stress on the health and development of children.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will identify the role PTs have in addressing childhood trauma in early intervention, schools, clinics, and our communities.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will apply principles of trauma -informed care to their own pediatric practice.
- Upon completion of this course, the learner will apply trauma-informed strategies to facilitate shared-decision making with families.