Foundations of Understanding Trauma
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.
- 6 hours
- Child Care Centers (CCC) and preschools
- Child Development Homes (CDH)
- School-age Programs
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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.
- Midwest Trauma Network
- Iowa ACEs 360
- Iowa Department Of Education - Adverse Childhood Experiences
- Harvard Health Publishing - Trauma-Informed Care: What it is and Why It’s Important