The Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative (PICC) strives to improve access to trauma prevention and treatment services for families with young children by identifying and developing the best practices for trauma-informed integrated care. PICC brings together teams of health care providers, mental and behavioral health professionals, families, and community agencies using a learning collaborative method. In this method, teams come together to learn about new processes and work in parallel, sharing the challenges and solutions they encounter as they implement these processes and sustain them in their everyday practice. The Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative is with the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
What Is Childhood Trauma?
Throughout childhood, many (if not most) children experience some type of traumatic experience, an event that threatens or harms their emotional or physical wellbeing. The NCTSN estimates that one in four children will experience a traumatic event before they are 16 years old. Traumatic experiences can be the result of a natural disaster such as an earthquake or tornado. Children can also experience trauma within their communities as a result of community violence and racial, cultural, or socio-economic discrimination. Sexual and physical abuse, loss of a family member, bullying, or medical procedures can also be traumatic.
- Learn more about the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
- Learn more about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
- Learn more about the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative.
- Access the full resource library from the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative.
- Access the Pediatric Integrated Care Collaborative toolkit.