177 Traumatic Stress: Screening and Targeted Intervention

Discover the 3 R’s for Helping Kids Through Trauma in our latest Pediatric Meltdown episode with Dr. Brooks Keeshin and Dr. Jessica Griffin!

Get ready to unravel the complexities of childhood trauma as Pediatric Meltdown brings you an insightful episode featuring expert guests Dr. Brooks Keeshin and Dr. Jessica Griffin.

Host Dr. Lia Gaggino will dive into the shifting paradigms from disease to trauma models, and the vital role of pediatricians in identifying and addressing traumatic stress in children.  Uncover groundbreaking strategies for supporting children through trauma in this latest episode. prepare to dive deep into trauma-focused care and the ‘three r’s’ approach to help pediatric clinicians navigate the complexities of children’s mental health.

From the SEEK screen to evidence-based trauma treatments, you’ll explore practical interventions and insightful discussions on addressing traumatic stress in pediatric care settings. Join us as we unravel the impactful dialogue between these esteemed experts and enter the world of child trauma and resilience to enhance your understanding of pediatric mental health.

     

[00:33 -18:47]  The Role of Pediatricians in Early Trauma Intervention

  • A referral system to evidence-based treatment for traumatized children is described.
  • Despite systematic efforts, timely access to treatment for kids remains a challenge.
  • Pediatricians’ interactions with families present chances for mental health education and support
  • Pediatricians play a critical role  in the timely identification and management of child trauma.

 

[18:48 – 29:20]  Supporting Child Resilience in Pediatric Mental Health  

  • Pediatricians should focus on resilience for moderate symptoms.
  • Tailored mental health support benefits children with moderate symptoms.
  • Mental health support for non-severe symptoms underlines prevention.
  • Interventions for moderate symptoms bolster resilience and trauma management.

 

[29:21 – 40:07] Trauma-Informed Pediatric Care Strategies

  • Pediatricians can offer vital support to weary parents.
  • Trauma-informed care addresses child and caregiver needs holistically.
  • Employing ‘three Rs’ is crucial in caregiver engagement.
  • Normalizing caregiver experiences improves pediatric care’s impact.

 

[40:08 – 53:45]  Interventions and Resources for Pediatric Trauma Care

  • Pediatricians might refer to TFCBT without understanding its elements
  • Short-term methods are advised for mild trauma symptoms.
  • The Academy is creating pediatrician and caregiver resources.
  • Focus is on accessible support tools for children facing trauma.

 

[53:46 – 01:00:00]  Closing segment Takeaway

 

Contacting Dr. Griffin:

Website: www.drjessica.com

Twitter: @TheDrJessica

Instagram:@dr.jessicagriffin

Facebook: Facebook

 

Books by Dr. Jessica Griffin

Childhood Trauma and Resilience, A Practical Guide

Relationship Rx: Prescriptions for Lasting Love and Deeper Connection.

 

Other resources mentioned 

Care Process Model: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/ckr-ext/Dcmnt?ncid=529796906

 

Screening for Trauma in Pediatric Primary Care: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7474707/

 

SEEK Parent Questionnaire: https://seekwellbeing.org/seek-materials/

 

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Screening Tool (PTSST) Ages 6-10: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/ckr-ext/Dcmnt?ncid=529794096

 

Pediatric Traumatic Stress Screening Tool (PTSST) Ages 11-18: https://intermountainhealthcare.org/ckr-ext/Dcmnt?ncid=529795279



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Key quotes for Twitter:

“And of those potentially traumatic experiences, Some kids will develop not just a toxic stress, but a very specific type of stress that is more defined as traumatic Astra.”… Dr. Brooks Keeshin on addressing specific traumatic stress

“It’s not about what’s wrong with Johnny. It’s about what’s happened to him.”… Dr. Jessica Griffin on Pediatric Mental Health Interventions

 

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