Pennsylvania — Targeted Issue

General Pediatrics Evidence-Based Secondary Prevention of Traumatic Stress: Practical Tools to Help Parents Help Their Children

March 1, 2005 - Feb. 29, 2008

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Project Overview
It's a challenge for medical systems to meet the psychological needs of families in response to an acute traumatic event. Our goal is to craft practical, evidence-based tools for secondary prevention of traumatic stress to be widely disseminated and integrated into pediatric trauma and medical care. The goals of this project include: (1) evaluate the efficacy of evidence-based secondary prevention messages via a randomized intervention study of our printed materials (parent and child workbooks and handouts); (2) create new print and video materials and incorporate content into a multi-media, interactive web format; and (3) incorporate evaluation throughout an iterative process of building a web-based, interactive traumatic stress prevention tool kit, by progressing from optimized print to optimized video to the web.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
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Name Role(s) Phone Email
Flaura Winston, MD, PhD
  • Principal Investigator


Title Format Description Published/Revised Availability
After the Injury Website/Webpage/Wiki This website was developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers and practitioners with expertise in pediatric injury, child health care, … 2012 Available Online


Title Type Publication/Event Published/Presented Identifier Details
Brief Practical Screeners in English and Spanish for Acute Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children Research Paper/Publication Journal of Traumatic Stress 2016
The role of appraisals and coping in predicting posttraumatic stress following pediatric injury Research Paper/Publication Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy 2016
Understanding recovery in children following traffic-related injuries: exploring acute traumatic stress reactions, child coping, and coping assistance Research Paper/Publication Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry 2014
Preventing posttraumatic stress following pediatric injury: a randomized controlled trial of a web-based psycho-educational intervention for parents Research Paper/Publication Journal of Pediatric Psychology 2013
Child coping, parent coping assistance, and post-traumatic stress following paediatric physical injury Research Paper/Publication Child: Care, Health and Development 2013
After the injury: initial evaluation of a web-based intervention for parents of injured children Research Paper/Publication Health Education Research 2010