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Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience Promotion


Available: 01/23/2023-01/22/2026


Price: $87.00
Member Price: $0.00


Childhood adversities and trauma, which are highly prevalent among the general pediatric population, can negatively affect lifelong health, child development, and social outcomes. This video-based series aims to empower pediatricians and healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to implement evidence-based, trauma-informed care and resilience promotion in their everyday practice. These comprehensive videos thoroughly review the most common symptoms of trauma, identify strategies for caregivers and physicians to use to promote resilience skills and recognize the developmental and health impacts of trauma, provide guidance on effective screening and surveillance tools, offer techniques for managing trauma symptoms, and suggest when and how to refer or prescribe.

For more information on trauma-informed care, visit AAP Trauma Informed Care Website:

Please note: CME and MOC credit for this course is claimed in increments of 0.50 credits per unit completed for a total of 3.00 CME credits and 3.00 MOC Part 2 points when completing all 6 units..

Unit 1 – Overview of Trauma

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the long-term physiologic and behavioral effects of repeated trauma.
  • Describe the 7 resilience skills that should be supported in children using the THREADS framework.  
  • Identify the 6 most common symptoms of trauma using the FRAYED framework.  

Unit 2 – Promoting Resilience

Learning Objectives

  • Identify at least three characteristics of a secure attachment between caregivers and children.
  • Summarize what it means for a caregiver to “read their child.”
  • Describe how parents can build a strong relationship with their child using the “time-in” strategy.  
  • Identify three strategies physicians can help a parent use to reassure safety.
  • Identify regulation activities to share with caregivers who have difficulty with regulation of self or child.

Unit 3 – Presentations of Trauma

Learning Objectives

  • Identify how trauma symptoms present differently based on a child’s developmental level.
  • Describe trauma’s impact on developmental skills as they relate to survival and safe attachment.
  • Define the role of the default mode network in child development.

Unit 4 – Engagement, Surveillance, and Screening

Learning Objectives

  • Describe how neuroception impacts engagement.
  • Describe validated screening tools that can help you to identify possible trauma.  
  • Describe surveillance practices that can help you to communicate with caregivers regarding trauma.

Unit 5 – Validate and Manage Trauma  

Learning Objectives

  • Explain the impact of trauma to families and youth.
  • Identify 3 engagement strategies caregivers can use to help children calm their response to stress (3Rs).
  • Summarize how caregivers can promote co-regulation, including the powerful benefits of play.

Unit 6 – Referrals and Medication

Learning Objectives  

  • Identify 4 evidence-based treatments for childhood trauma.
  • Describe 3 elements of trauma-informed treatment.
  • Identify when medication is indicated for children exposed to trauma.

Course Details

  • Start Date: January 23, 2023
  • Online Access Expires: January 23, 2026
  • Credit Expires: January 23, 2026
  • Activity Type: Asynchronous Online Course
  • Course ID: 60409


This course was made possible through the generous support of AAP donors to the Friends of Children Fund.


Subject Matter Experts:

​​Heather Forkey, MD, FAAP

Moira Szilagyi, MD, PhD, FAAP

Jessica Griffin, PsyD

Andrea Ocampo Rosales, MS


Sasha Svendsen, MD, FAAP

Christine Thang, MD, FAAP

  • AAP Members - Included with Membership
  • Non-Members - $87.00
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

  • Enduring Materials


  • NAPNAP Contact Hours

  • MOC

  • MOC Part 2


Physician - Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience Promotion

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is approved for 3.00 points of MOC Part 2 credit by the American Board of Pediatrics through the AAP MOC Portfolio Program.  All approved activities must be completed by the MOC Credit Approval End Date. All deadlines and MOC point values should be confirmed by checking the ABP Activity Catalog within each physician’s ABP Portfolio. Consult your ABP portfolio at for details about your specific certification requirements. For questions about how to access this activity, contact

Allied Health Professional - Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience Promotion

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This program is accredited for 3.00 NAPNAP CE contact hours of which 0.00 contain pharmacology (Rx) content, (0.00 related to psychopharmacology) (0.00 related to controlled substances), per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. The AAP is designated as Agency #A17. Upon completion of the program, each participant desiring NAPNAP contact hours must send a completed certificate of attendance to Payment of $15 for NAPNAP members and nonmembers is required via credit card for all NAPNAP contact hour requests. Keep this certificate for your records for six (6) years. Requests for duplicate certificates should be made to the AAP.

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Trauma-Informed Care and Resilience Promotion

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