Walking With Families Podcast |Hope & Inspiration |Weekly Interviews With Families & People Involved With Helping Critically Ill and Injured Children.
About This Show
Weekly interviews to give families with critically ill and injured children, hope and inspiration by sharing stories from other families and their challenges, insights from doctors, and nurses, plus the views of other support staff that help the children and their families during their journey.
Most Recent Episode
48: Jolene Philo-How Trauma and PTSD Affect Children Who Experience Long Hospital Stays and Surgery.
3 days ago
Jolene talks about her journey with her son and how she discovered how his surgeries and hospital stays early in life affected his long-term development, causing trauma and PTSD. She shares the trauma her son experienced after birth, involving flights to two different hospitals in two different states for surgery. She talks about her son's experiences with 7 surgeries and 100's of hospital procedures by the time he was 5 years old. Jolene then talks about when she first started noticing symptoms of trauma and PTSD in her son. She describes more of his significant behaviors that really concerned her as he grew older. She describes the difference between trauma and PTSD. Plus, she talks about specific things that parents can do to help prevent PTSD from developing in a child. She discusses three risk factors that can contribute to PTSD in a child. Jolene talks about the ACEs test, measuring the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, and how this might reveal potential long-term future health risks from trauma and PTSD early on in life. She shares what the fight, flight, and fright responses are. Finally, Jolene shares resources that can help parents with their children in regards to trauma and PTSD. Join us as Jolene shares her story.