Children Experiencing Toxic Stress and Trauma

It is estimated that each year in the United States, there are approximately 5 million children that experience some form of traumatic event1. Traumatic experiences and toxic stress can have a lifelong impact and there can be physical, psychological and emotional effects on infants and young children. Many of these effects can manifest as challenging behaviors in young children. We, as early education providers, can provide children with compassion, support and safety by incorporating trauma-informed care and practices into our programs and help children to develop resiliency as they continue to grow and develop into adults.
Upon enrollment in this training, you will have 2 weeks to complete all course content and submit your evaluation. Once the training is successfully completed, a .5 CEU certificate will be issued.

100% of this course addresses the needs of "diverse learners"

Learning Outcome

After completing this training, participants should be able to
    1. Define toxic stress and trauma.
    2. Discuss the impact of trauma on young children.
    3. Identify ways to incorporate trauma-informed care in the early childhood setting.
    4. Utilize strategies in the early childhood setting which support children who have experienced trauma.

Course Outcome

As a result of this training early childhood educators should be able to incorporate knowledge of the effects of trauma on young children’s development and the physical, emotional and behavioral impacts that trauma can have on learning and growth. In addition, educators will incorporate this knowledge to help create environments and learning experiences that support young children who have experienced trauma.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc.

The Institute for Education and Professional Development, Inc. was established in 2005 to provide professional development and consultation services to early childhood programs and educators. We work collaboratively with programs, educators, and agencies to improve the quality of education and care for young children and families.

IEPD has master instructors who provide training, coaching and mentoring services. Each of the IEPD instructors receives training on adult learning principles, training design and delivery, and evaluation. All of the IEPD instructors have worked in the field of early childhood education, bringing their own experiences and "lessons learned" to the training.

Our trainings are fun, engaging, and are filled with important information and resources. We want to work with you, hear your stories, successes and challenges, and provide assistance to help you in your work.
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