Texas Rebuild: Trauma Informed Care

June 9, 2021

Needs Statement

As many as 20 percent of children and adults have significant mental and behavioral health concerns at any given time. Exposure to a disaster like Hurricane Harvey and the trauma that comes with it often exacerbates pre-existing issues and/or brings new issues to the surface, with post-traumatic stress often presenting as “other” mental illnesses, including anxiety, ADHD, depression, school conduct issues or even physical illness. The result is a large and complex problem that must be addressed. During January of 2021, Texas Children's Hospital department of Psychology disseminated a Behavioral Health Integration Needs Assessment. Respondents reported having interests in filling knowledge deficiencies in Disruptive Behavior, ADHD, Developmental Delays (ASD, PDD), Academic and Learning Problems, Anxiety and Mood, Weight Management and Nutrition, amongst others.


This activity will discuss identifying symptoms of trauma in a primary care pediatrics population.  This activity seeks to educate providers on how to respond to these symptoms and evidence based recommendations providers can make. There will be time dedicated to answer questions related to trauma informed care.

Target Audience

This activity is for Pediatricians and primary care providers (family practitioners, NPs, PAs) who treat children and adolescents, RNs, LVNs, LPCs, Social Workers, and Administrative leaders.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the activity, the participants should be able to:

  • Define trauma and evidenced- based interventions used in clinical treatment to treat children and adolescents
  • Develop strategies to recognize trauma symptoms, and how they often present in children and adolescents
  • Develop strategies on how to work with children and adolescents with trauma symptoms
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
06/09/2021 - 12:00pm CDT
Event ends: 
06/09/2021 - 1:00pm CDT
Houston, TX
United States

Diane Antonvich, M.A., L.P.C. - Planning Committee
Clinical Program Coordinator
Psychology Service
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Marni Axelrad, Ph.D., A.B.P.P - Activity Director
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Research Support: Rebuild Texas


Rachel Brock - Planning Committee
Practice Administrator
Texas Children's Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Timothy Brown, M.P.H., P.M.P - Planning Committee
Senior Project Manager
Pediatrics - Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose


Maria Ximena Maldonado-Morales, LCSW, MPH - Presenter
Behavioral Health and Social Work Supervisor | Therapist
Department of Pediatrics | Section of Psychology
Texas Children’s Hospital

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Baylor College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Attendance


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