Childhood trauma exposure and toxic stress: what the PNP needs to know.

@article{Hornor2015ChildhoodTE,
  title={Childhood trauma exposure and toxic stress: what the PNP needs to know.},
  author={Gail Hornor},
  journal={Journal of pediatric health care : official publication of National Association of Pediatric Nurse Associates & Practitioners},
  year={2015},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={191-8}
}
Trauma exposure in childhood is a major public health problem that can result in lifelong mental and physical health consequences. Pediatric nurse practitioners must improve their skills in the identification of trauma exposure in children and their interventions with these children. This continuing education article will describe childhood trauma exposure (adverse childhood experiences) and toxic stress and their effects on the developing brain and body. Adverse childhood experiences include a… CONTINUE READING