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Trauma ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course Now Available

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The Trauma ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course is an online training course on how to screen children for trauma in pediatric primary care settings.
This course was developed by the Child Health and Development Institute (CHDI) in collaboration with families and national experts based on current research and best practices. It provides staff working with children and youth the knowledge to effectively screen children for trauma and connect families with supports and services to help them recover from the effects of trauma exposure.
Topics covered include: 
  • The importance of screening for trauma and traumatic stress 
  • Common questions about trauma screening 
  • Developing a screening process for your practice  
  • Selecting a screening measure 
  • Best practices for conducting screening and discussing screening results with a child and family
  • Using the results of screening to help children and families
The Trauma ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course is currently available at no cost to child-serving professionals nationwide.  
Learners taking the course may take what they have learned into their workplace to create a Quality Improvement (QI) Project. Approved QI projects will earn 25 points of MOC Part 4 credit through the American Board of Pediatrics. An example of a trauma screening QI project and responses to the Small Group QI Application can be found in the Resource Center (search for "MOC"). To learn more, please see The American Board of Pediatrics’ website

About Trauma ScreenTIME

Trauma ScreenTIME is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) and is funded through a federal SAMHSA grant.
There are currently three ScreenTIME courses available:
  1. Trauma ScreenTIME Core Course - For child-serving professionals in any setting, including juvenile justice, child welfare, early childhood, behavioral health, mobile crisis, care coordination, and more.
  2. Trauma ScreenTIME Schools Course - For staff working in schools, including teachers, schools administrators, school health and mental health staff, and support staff. 
  3. Trauma ScreenTIME Pediatric Primary Care Course - For staff working in pediatric primary care settings, including pediatricians, nurses, physician’s assistants, medical assistants, intake specialists, and leadership. 
Courses specific to other settings are planned for the future - stay tuned!
Learn more about all three Trauma ScreenTIME courses at