Over 60 percent of children have reported at least
one traumatic event by age 16

A large percentage of children and families in emergency settings will have a history of previous trauma, in addition to the obvious stress of an emergency situation. Understanding the continuum of stress in order to provide trauma informed responses in these situations are integral to providing optimal care.

This workshop offers emergency healthcare providers and staff strategies to recognize trauma and stress reactions for children and families and apply developmentally-informed interventions when on the scene and in the emergency department. Foundational tools will be explored to recognize secondary trauma in healthcare workers, and participants will learn tangible management strategies.

During this workshop, emergency workers will also engage in active discussion and integration of topics, watch short educational videos, and explore example scenarios. They will have the opportunity to bring in personal experienced scenarios/patient experiences as well to review within the trauma informed lens. Participants will have access to source material after the workshop to review, consult, and share with other individuals, teams, and organizations.

Trauma Informed Care in Emergency Response

Emergency care providers in Colorado (MD/DO, PharmD/PhD, Pharmacy, NP or other advanced practice nurse, PA-C, RN, EMT including AEMT or EMT-I, paramedic)

One 3-hour ECHO session held virtually
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM MT
Choose one date:
Tuesday, February 8
Tuesday, March 1
Tuesday, April 5


In Partnership With:

This workshop is jointly provided by Children's Hospital Colorado and ECHO Colorado.

Continuing Education Credits:

Continuing Education for EMS: 3 credit hours
Continuing Medical Education: 3 credit hours
Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD): 3 credit hours

Registration, attendance and completion of an evaluation are required to obtain NCPD contact hours.

Childrenā€™s Hospital Colorado is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerā€™s Commission on Accreditation. The three nursing contact hours offered for this activity are provided by Childrenā€™s Hospital Colorado.

Disclosure: Planners, faculty and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

After attending this educational event, participants will report increased knowledge in the concept of trauma-based care.