Regulating the Stress Response for Kids: Practical Tips for Primary Care Providers

August 26, 2020


This webinar offers practical tips and examples on how providers can incorporate stress regulation strategies into their treatment planning for pediatric patients.


  • Share definitions, research, and the clinical response to address toxic stress through stress regulation strategies.
  • Review the Six Stress-Busting Strategies and other ACEs Aware resources.
  • Provide concrete examples and specific strategies on how to speak to patients and caregivers about mindfulness, supportive relationships, and mental health prior to the need for a referral.


Dayna Long, MD, FAAP
Attending Physician, Primary Care
Medical Director, Center for Child and Community Health
UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Hilary M. Bowers, MD, FAAP
Director of Behavioral and Mental Health Services, Children’s Primary Care Medical Group

Pradeep Gidwani, MD, MPH, FAAP
Medical Director, Healthy Development Services and First 5 First Steps Home Visiting Services
American Academy of Pediatrics, California Chapter 3