Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children is an online, self-paced mini course designed for early childhood education (ECE) teachers, caregivers, and providers working with children between the ages of 0-8 and their parents.
*Course is hosted on learning.careyinstitute.org and requires the user to create a free profile to take course*
- The impact of trauma on children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development
- Holistic child development as it relates to well-being
- Changes in child brain development
- The importance of safe and secure learning environments
- Teaching strategies that address a child’s holistic well-being.
Early childhood is a critical stage of development and lays the foundation for life. Children experience tremendous brain development between birth and 8 years old. At this age they take in new information that is critical to the formation of active neural pathways. The people and environments that surround children are highly influential at this point in their development. As a result, it is critical that they feel safe and supported in order to grow and thrive. Children of all abilities can only develop optimally if their social, emotional, and educational needs are met. Commitment to such healthy development is the focus of our Health and Well-Being Practice Area.
Over the course of 4-5 hours, course participants will gain a critically valuable understanding of the impact trauma has on a young child’s development. Participants will also learn teaching strategies that address a child’s complete physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.