Childhood trauma is an urgent and increasingly pervasive issue in early childhood education. Nationally, 1 in 4 children have been either exposed to or are actively experiencing some type of adverse childhood experience (ACE), triggering symptoms that are toxic to the brain and profoundly detrimental to development and learning. Join us for this full day advanced level training, which will be presented in two parts.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Gwinnett Technical College – Alpharetta North Fulton Campus, Room 216
3 credits $65*
6 credits $90*
*Standard Members get $15 discount; Premium Members free
Part 2 Strategies for Responding to Trauma (1pm to 4pm) Equipped with foundational understandings of trauma and an awareness of its pervasiveness throughout our early learning communities, we will begin to apply practical, appropriate and productive strategies for responding to the needs of children who are impacted by chronic stress, adverse experiences, and trauma. We will discuss ways that as education administrators, program planners, trainers and child advocates, we can support practitioners in creating safe spaces for learning that are sensitive to children’s unique needs, that reinforce feelings of safety and connection, and that provide learners with the tools needed for resilience and school success.
If you attended the 3-hour Pre-Conference Institute last year, this course will provide an opportunity to reinforce and extend your learning.
Featured Presenter: Cheryl Smith Turner, Ed.S.