Nancy Kassam-Adams, PhD, of the Hospital’s Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), was featured in a recent New York Times Blog Post focusing on post-traumatic stress in children and parents after the child’s sustained an injury.
In an article published in October in the journal JAMA: Pediatrics, Dr. Kassam-Adams and her team reviewed the literature on posttraumatic stress and pediatric injury and made recommendations for pediatric care providers.
The New York Times Blog focused on parent reactions to child injury and illness. “Parents need to feel well enough that they can then be there for their child, their other children,” said Dr. Kassam-Adams in the New York Times blog piece. “The hardest thing is self-care.”
Dr. Kassam-Adams is Associate Director for Behavioral Research at CIRP. Her research focuses on posttraumatic stress in ill and injured children and their parents and on developing screening and secondary prevention protocols that can be integrated in pediatric health care settings. She also directs the Center for Pediatric Traumatic Stress, an intervention development center, which is part of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.