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.

Training Credit

  • 6 hours

Training Audience

  • Child Care Centers (CCC) and preschools
  • Child Development Homes (CDH)
  • School-age Programs

i-PoWeR Professional Workforce Registry

  • 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.

Training Narrative

Foundations of Understanding Trauma training will cover the following areas:

  • The impact of stress chemicals during key developmental stages and how that translates into behavior.
  • Overview of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) study and how to use it as a tool to identify trauma.
  • Focus on behavior shaping through a trauma-informed lens across the developmental range.
  • Importance of self-care when building relationships with children who have faced trauma.



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