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Even Toddlers, Preschoolers Need Trauma-Informed Intervention []

Benjamin Franklin once said; “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Nowhere is this axiom truer than in the field of children’s mental health. My years of education, training and experience as a school-based clinical social worker at The Guidance Center , working with children, their families and educators, has led me to realize the value of a trauma-informed lens. This means I have an understanding of how the brain forms and functions in relation to the environment, and that...

TIC Training & Coaching E-News: January 2019

Network Updates Trauma-Informed Care Training & Coaching Curriculum The Trauma-Informed Care Training & Coaching Curriculum Module One as well as Historical & Intergenerational Trauma are complete: Module One: Understanding the Impact of Trauma & Identifying Strategies to Promote Healing (Powerpoint) Exploring the Impact of Historical & Intergenerational Trauma on Family Dynamics Today (Powerpoint) Instructor and Participant Guides will be available on the new Bridge...

Only a fraction of California children eligible receive subsidized child care []

As Gov. Gavin Newsom pushes to expand subsidized childcare in California, a new report indicates that the state still has a long way to go to reach a substantial share of its neediest children. Only 1 in 9 children eligible for subsidized childcare and preschool programs in California were enrolled in a program that provided full-day, year-round care in 2017, according to an analysis by the California Budget and Policy Center, a nonpartisan organization that analyzes how budget and tax...

Among preschoolers, bullies who get bullied are at high risk for depression []

It turns out the old saying about sticks and stones breaking bones but words never hurting is bunk. According to research newly published in the peer-reviewed Early Childhood Research Quarterly, emotional bullying in the preschool years hurts quite a lot. When a child both bullies and gets bullied, the findings are especially clear: Depression symptoms begin to appear as early as age 3. Depression in early childhood increases the risk of depression in later childhood, which predicts...

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