Central Texas Pediatric Trauma Learning Collaborative

$5,000 Training Opportunity: Identifying and Addressing ACEs, Social Determinants of Health, and Childhood Trauma

The Texas Pediatric Society is convening a learning collaborative to equip pediatric primary care physicians with practical tools for identifying and addressing social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences, and/or childhood trauma in the clinic setting. Physicians participating in the collaborative will receive a $5,000 stipend for attending five learning sessions and completing evaluative requirements. Register here.

Project Timeline:

Learning Session 1: Friday, April 24, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm

Austin, Texas
Anticipated Topics: Overview of ACEs, SDoH, and childhood trauma, their impact on health, and introduction to different screening tools

Learning Session 2: Saturday, April 25, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm
Austin, Texas
Anticipated Topics: Common presenting problems and strategies for intervention; billing and coding

Learning Session 3: Friday, May 8, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm
Austin, Texas

Anticipated Topics: Signs and impact of family violence (including child abuse, neglect, and domestic violence); troubleshooting different scenarios regarding family violence; implementing trauma-informed practices

Learning Session 4: Saturday, May 9, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm
Austin, Texas
Anticipated Topics: Having uncomfortable conversations with families; incorporating screening into workflow

Initial Implementation Phase: May-November2020
Participants will begin to implement lessons from the learning collaborative in their practices.

Learning Session 5: Friday, November 6, 2020
10:00am – 3:00pm

Austin, Texas
Anticipated Topics: Operational troubleshooting; psychopharmacology; trauma-informed practices

Implementation and Ongoing Support: November 2020-December 2021
Participants will continue to implement lessons from the learning collaborative in their practices.

Details and Incentives:

The learning collaborative is a two-year commitment, in 2020 and 2021. During the first year, participants will attend five learning sessions. These learning sessions will introduce participants to a variety of screening tools/questionnaires to identify social determinants of health, adverse childhood experiences, and/or childhood trauma in the primary care setting. The learning sessions will also give participants a menu of local resources for intervention/referral when children and families need support. Participants must be primary care physicians who see a majority of pediatric patients and practice in Travis, Williamson, Caldwell, Bastrop, or Hays County. There will be periodic check-ins and evaluative surveys between learning sessions.

During the second year of the learning collaborative, ongoing support will be provided and tailored to each physician’s needs. Participants will continue to stay engaged through an online forum, optional onsite coaching at the clinic, and phone-based office hours.

Each learning session will take place from 10:00am to 3:00pm with lunch provided. Participants will be given a $5,000 stipend to offset time spent away from the clinic (provided for physicians only). Participants must attend all learning sessions and complete all evaluative materials to receive the full stipend. If you are interested in participating in the project but have a scheduling conflict with any of the dates above, please contact angelica.ferrandino@txpeds.org.

The Learning Collaborative will be limited to 25 physician participants and their project partners.

Project Partner

Implementing a new process takes teamwork and buy-in from various levels. That is why we ask physicians to include a project partner from their practice, such as a medical assistant, nurse, practice manager, or another clinician who plays an administrative role.

The project partner is encouraged but not required to attend any and all learning sessions. The project partner will also have access to resources from the Central Texas Pediatric Trauma Learning Collaborative.

We recommend that physicians select a project partner who works closely with the physician to care for a panel of patients and/or has an understanding of how the project will fit into the overall systems of the practice. The project partner should be open to making infrastructure and operational changes to improve care and be invested in sustaining the changes beyond the duration of the learning collaborative.

This project is funded by a grant from St. David’s Foundation. 

CTXLC Resource Page (link)

The link above hosts the variety of tools and resources participants and speakers pulled throughout the learning sessions in 2018-2019. The resource page will be updated after each learning session with a new resource summary.

If you have any questions, please contact angelica.ferrandino@txpeds.org.