This training is for caregivers who work with children in school-age programs to learn skills on how to identify trauma-based behaviors and to recognize the importance of strong, attached relationships to build a trusting and safe environment. Additionally, knowledge will be gained through research-based data and resources to support children who are overcoming challenges that are not of their own doing or choice. Developing a trauma-informed lens of approach is a crucial component of this training.
Iowa's Early Childhood and School Age Professional Workforce Registry (i-PoWeR) is a comprehensive registry where you can find and enroll in the Department of Human Services (DHS) approved professional development opportunities related to early childhood and school-age professionals. It will also maintain a record of your professional achievements. Approved training opportunities can be accessed by visiting i-PoWeR below.
Foundations of Understanding Trauma training will cover the following areas:
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