Trauma-Informed Age Appropriate Care

A trauma informed practice is defined as an organizational structure and treatment framework that involves understanding, recognizing, and responding to the effects of all types of trauma. Trauma Informed Practice also emphasizes physical, psychological and emotional safety for both patients and providers, and helps survivors rebuild a sense of control and empowerment (AAP).

Required reading:

PNP:  American Academy of Pediatrics. (2014). Adverse childhood experiences and the lifelong consequences of trauma.

NNP: Coughlin, M. E. (2014). Transformative Nursing in the NICU: Trauma-Informed Age-Appropriate Care. Springer Publishing Company.  Chapter 3.

Assignment:  Watch the following YouTube video: An Introduction to the Delivery of Trauma-Informed Care