The world can be a confusing, frightening place to young children. More than ever, early childhood educators need accurate information and practical guidance for helping children and families who have experienced trauma. Following a healing-centered approach to working with children ages 3-6, this book provides an understanding of
- What trauma is, what causes it, and its potential effects on the brain and learning
- Why your relationships with children and families are critical to promoting healing
- How to create trauma-informed programs and implement practices that support children and families
- How to care for your own well-being
- The thread of hope woven throughout will encourage you as you help children and families find a path forward--not only to survive but also to flourish.
This go-to guide for educators helping children who have experienced trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) provides accessible information paired with practical, adaptable strategies.