Trauma-Sensitive Practices for a Positive, Thriving Classroom

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Rachel Wagner
lNational Trainer and Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist


August 9, 2018


December 31, 2018


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Challenging behaviors come from old traumas, neurological limitations, and the appropriate urge to survive. Based on the most recent research, approximately 26% of children in America experience trauma before the age of four (Statman-Weil). All children, including children who have experienced trauma, benefit from classrooms with strong social and emotional strategies in place. In every early childhood setting, there is likely to be one or more children who have experienced trauma, and the teacher will not necessarily know who these children are, or of the details of the trauma they have endured.

The goal of this edWebinar is to raise the awareness of participants around what trauma is and what the impact of trauma looks like in young children. Learn from Rachel Wagner, MSW, Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist and National Trainer for the Devereux Center for Resilient Children, about specific trauma-sensitive practices and gain an understanding about how these practices support children’s healthy social and emotional development. The good news for teachers is that these practices are appropriate for every single child in the group and, when implemented with consistency, result in a more peaceful, collaborative, and positive classroom where all children can not only survive, but thrive.

Pre-K teachers and other professionals supporting young children will benefit from watching this recorded session