Trauma Sensitive Practices to Support Children, Staff, & Learning Environments


· Resources Specific to Early Childhood Programs

https://www.acf.hhs.gov/trauma-toolkit/early-childhood-programs

· 5 Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children's Development - Child Trends https://www.childtrends.org/child-trends-5/5-ways-trauma-informed-care-supports-childrens-development

· Trauma-Informed Care | The National Child Traumatic Stress Network https://www.nctsn.org/trauma-informed-care

· A Model for Creating a Supportive Trauma-Informed Culture for Children in Preschool Settings http://www.traumacenter.org/products/pdf_files/Trauma_Smart_JCFS.pdf

· Trauma Informed Early Childhood Services (TIECS)

http://ptan.seresc.net/blog/inclusive-child-care/trauma-informed-early-childhood-services-tiecs/

· Services for Families of Infants and Toddlers Experiencing Trauma: A Research-to-Practice Brief https://www.acf.hhs.gov/opre/resource/impact-of-trauma-families-of-infants-and-toddlers

· National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI)

SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCTSI) improves treatment and services for children, adolescents, and families who have experienced traumatic events.

https://www.samhsa.gov/child-trauma

· A Guide to Toxic Stress

The Center on the Developing Child created this Guide to Toxic Stress to clear up the confusion and help you learn the facts about toxic stress step by step

https://developingchild.harvard.edu/guide/a-guide-to-toxic-stress/

· Building Trauma Informed Services

Early childhood mental health consultants can help to build trauma informed services through programmatic consultation. Consultants can work with Early Head Start and Head Start administrators and staff and provide guidance and recommendations for staff education, program policy, and practices that will prepare them to work effectively with a high-risk and potentially traumatized population.

https://www.ecmhc.org/tutorials/trauma/mod4_10.html

· Creating Trauma-Sensitive Classrooms

https://www.naeyc.org/resources/pubs/yc/may2015/trauma-sensitive-classrooms

· Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children (book)

This book introduces a range of trauma-informed teaching and family engagement strategies that readers can use in their early childhood programs to create strength-based environments that support children’s health, healing, and resiliency.

https://www.wested.org/resources/trauma-informed-practices-for-early-childhood/

· Trauma Informed Care in Early Childhood (PowerPoint presentation)

https://www.macmh.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/13_Schreifels_Trauma-Informed-Care-in-Early-Childhood-Handout-final.pdf

· 5 Ways Trauma-Informed Care Supports Children’s Development

https://www.childtrends.org/child-trends-5/5-ways-trauma-informed-care-supports-childrens-development

· Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma (webinar)

https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/webinars/trauma-informed-early-education-classroom-design-designing-child-family-friendly-spaces-recovery-trauma-ileen-henderson/

· Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resiliency in preschoolers

https://acestoohigh.com/2018/04/09/early-childhood-educators-learn-new-ways-to-spot-trauma-triggers-build-resiliency-in-preschoolers/

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