A trauma-informed approach to the pediatric COVID-19 response

Binny Chokshi, Beth A. Pletcher, Joshua S. Strait

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To effectively care for children during COVID-19, pediatricians need to appreciate the stress and potential traumatic effect of the pandemic. By employing the “CARES” framework, pediatric providers can openly discuss the pandemic with patients and families, collaborate to build resiliency, and encourage engagement in activities and resources that are protective. This approach could potentially prevent both the short and long term health consequences resulting from the toxic stress and traumatic exposure of COVID-19. Pediatricians are uniquely positioned to mitigate the extent to which the pandemic affects the nation's children and we believe it is our responsibility to do so, to uphold the health and wellness of pediatric patients across their lifespan.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100970
JournalCurrent Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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