PD at the Center

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children

up to 12 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 12 PD hours by attending the three face-to-face 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.

Access and view Intersession Assignment #2.

Dates Time Location Register
Saturdays, February 29th, March 28th, and April 4th 9:00am-11:30am Webinar Registration Closed