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Early Education Strategies for Children Who have Experienced Trauma

Course #: 02-816

Price: $24.00

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  • IACET: 0.1 CEUs
  • All Other Organizations: 2.00 Hours
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Course Description

Trauma has been shown to negatively impact early brain, cognitive, and social-emotional development as well as learning, the ability to develop secure attachments to others, and physical health. The purpose of this continuing education course, developed using Child Trends information, is to describe early childhood trauma and its effects and offer promising strategies for early care and education (ECE) programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma. Additionally, recommendations for state policymakers and other stakeholders looking to support trauma-informed ECE for this vulnerable group are presented.

Course Objectives

1. Define early childhood trauma, including different types and prevalence and discuss the impacts of early childhood trauma on the child, family, and ECE programs.

2. Identify promising approaches to trauma-informed care (TIC) that have emerged in early care and education settings.

3. Summarize recommendations to increase the availability of and access to high quality, trauma-informed ECE and related supports for young children’s healthy development.

4. Outline the special needs of young children who have experienced trauma.

5. Determine how a stable and nurturing adult caregiver can help children recover from past trauma and develop the skills to cope and thrive.

6. Describe the components of trauma-informed care and the characteristics of a trauma-informed child- and family-service system.

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Course Date: 2018-07-02

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