Audience – Early Childhood administrators and staff
Contact Hours – 3 per session (15 total)
Presenter – Andrea Longenecker, Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant
Description – With appropriate knowledge and training, early childhood professionals can play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development in young children. They are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, participants will find the tools and strategies to connect with young children who have been exposed to trauma and start them on the path to healing and learning.
At the end of this 5-Part series, participants will be able to: Define trauma and how it affects the brain in young children. Identify triggers and responses to trauma. Create trauma-informed strategies to address social/emotional and academic learning. Build DAP strategies to embed within classrooms and daily routines. Lastly, develop play based strategies for the trauma-informed early childhood classroom.
Materials – State Support Team Region 1 will provide each participant a free copy of the book “Reaching and Teaching Young Children Exposed to Trauma” by Barbara Sorrels
Please Note – This series will be offered twice (one series is on Mondays and another on Fridays). Please only register for one series that best works for you and your staff’s schedules.
Registration – This is a closed training event and registration information will be sent directly to preschool administrators. If you’d like to participate, and you did not get a prior invitation, please contact Heather Gaskins or Jill Barnhisel.