UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland (239)

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland

Research shows that when children suffer a traumatic injury, more survive and have better outcomes when given pediatric trauma care at a pediatric hospital. The Pediatric Trauma Care Center at our Oakland campus is dedicated exclusively to caring for children and is an American College of Surgeons verified Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. The center is one of only six in California offering the level of comprehensive care that merits that designation from the ACS.

With a staff of board-certified pediatric emergency medicine specialists, we provide immediate, highly specialized pediatric emergency services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The high volume of trauma cases we see every year makes the team at the Trauma Care Center one of the most experienced in the Bay Area.

TSN Coordinator

747 52nd Street
Oakland, California, 94609

Upcoming Programs & Events

Race to Rebuild 2024

Saturday 5/4/2024 • 11:00amJoin our team for the TSN fundraiser to honor National Trauma Awareness Month and National Trauma Survivors Day (5/15/2024). All are welcome to join us for a walk around Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA on May 4th, 2024. We will meet up at the Lake Merritt Ampitheater located on Lake Merritt Blvd between 12th St. and 1st Ave. The Lake Merritt BART station is located nearby for ease of access.

Community Resources

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals- Injury Prevention

https://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/education/injury-prevention Injuries are the nation’s leading cause of child death and disability, but most of these incidents are preventable with a few safety precautions. See website for a collection of articles and other resources to help you keep your family safe.

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital- Sports Concussion Program

https://www.ucsfbenioffchildrens.org/clinics/sports-concussion-program Our Pediatric Sports Concussion Program is the region’s premier center for evaluating and treating children and teens with sports-related concussions. Click link for more information.

UCSF Pediatric Neurorecovery

https://brainrecovery.ucsf.edu/ The Pediatric Neurorecovery Clinic is an initiative aiming to reframe school as a form of dynamic cognitive rehabilitation for children recovering from acquired brain injury, like stroke.

Brain Injury Association of America

https://www.biausa.org/ The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) works to advance awareness, research, treatment, and education to improve the quality of life for adults and children affected by brain injury. BIAA is dedicated to increasing access to quality health care and raising awareness and understanding of brain injury. It has a network of state affiliates, local chapters, and support groups.


https://www.brainline.org/ Brainline provides education and resources about Brain Injury and PTSD for both adult and pediatric survivors and their families. They focus on treatment and recovery information for moderate to severe TBI symptoms in both adults and children.

Child Help

www.childhelp.org/hotline/ The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.

Child Mind Institute

https://childmind.org/school-and-community/trauma-guides/ The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Child Mind Institute has prepared free trauma resources to aid parents, educators, and other adults in talking to children and adolescents about potentially traumatic events and identifying those who might benefit from more focused professional attention.

Hope After Head Injury

https://hopeafterheadinjury.com/ Hope After Head Injury exists to bring hope to those who have been impacted by brain injury in their life, whether going through the experience themselves or caring for a loved one. They understand that the journey through head trauma is a road that when walked alone can be scary and lonely. Through the voices of brain injury survivors and caregivers they provide awareness, encouragement, and hope. Click the link to learn more about Hope After Head Injury.

National Human Trafficking Hotline

https://humantraffickinghotline.org/ Human Trafficking is a crime in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in sex acts or labor services against his/her will. If you, or someone you know, are a victim of Human Trafficking, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 or visit this website.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free, confidential suicide prevention hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress. Your call is routed to the nearest crisis center in the national network of more than 150 crisis centers. For assistance, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), TTY: 1-800-799-4889. The Crisis Text Line is: 741741

Youth Violence Prevention Resources

www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/youthviolence/index.html The Center for Disease Control and Prevention funds national research and specializes in health education, resources, and raising awareness. Youth violence is a serious problem that can have lasting harmful effects on victims and their family, friends, and communities. Youth Violence Prevention efforts should aim to reduce factors that place youth at risk for perpetrating violence, and promote factors that protect youth at risk for violence. Many prevention tools have been developed and implemented; many of these prevention programs and strategies have been evaluated, and found to be effective at preventing violence and related behaviors among youth.

National Alliance for Grieving Children

https://childrengrieve.org/ The National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC) is a nonprofit organization that raises awareness about the needs of children and teens who are grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who supports them. The NAGC is a nationwide network to promote best practices, education, and critical resources to support the mental, emotional and physical health of grieving children and their families.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network

www.nctsn.org The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) was created to increase access to services for children and families who experience or witness traumatic events. This network provides resources and education about Trauma-Informed Care and how trauma impacts children and families. Telephone: (310) 235-2633

Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide

http://www.sptsusa.org/ 1-800-273-8255 The mission of the Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide is to reduce the number of youth suicides and attempted suicides by encouraging public awareness through the development and promotion of educational training programs.

The Trevor Project

www.thetrevorproject.org 866-488-7386 (Crisis Lifeline for LGBTQ Youth) or Text ‘START” to 678-678 Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.


https://youth.gov/ This is a U.S. government website that helps you create, maintain, and strengthen effective youth programs. Included are youth facts, funding information, and tools to help you assess community assets, generate maps of local and federal resources, search for evidence-based youth programs, and keep up-to-date on the latest, youth-related news.