PD at the Center

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children – Online Series

up to 10.5 PD hours English Family Child Care Administrators and Educators, Infant-Toddler Educators, Preschool and Pre-K Educators, Program Directors, Education Coordinators, and Education Supervisors

Painful and stressful experiences early in life can have a lasting effect on children’s growth and development. This series provides a comprehensive overview of the impact of these experiences on young children and introduces effective strategies for working with these children in a child care setting. The sessions will highlight the importance of building trusting relationships and recognizing cues and triggers while supporting children with a history of trauma. This series is designed for educators who possess a solid understanding of the foundations of healthy social and emotional development for young children.

Participants who complete the series will:

  • define and understand the impact of trauma and toxic stress on children’s health and development
  • appreciate the role resiliency can play in helping children respond to trauma and toxic stress
  • recognize triggers and behaviors associated with trauma and toxic stress
  • identify and utilize strategies and resources to support children and families who have experienced trauma

Participants can earn up to 10.5 PD hours by attending the three facilitated online sessions and completing three online assignments.

Please Note: This series has been approved by RIDE to serve as a RIELDS Next Steps class.

WKC Domains: Physical and Mental Health, Safety, and Wellness; Development and Learning
Levels 2/3: Application and Analysis

Access and view the Pre-session Assignment

Access and view Intersession Assignment #1

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, January 9th, 23rd, and February 6th 9:30am-11:30am Webinar Registration Closed