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7 Ways to Help a Child Deal with Traumatic Stress

Hilary Jacobs Hendel ·
Traumatic stress feels awful. Thankfully, there are small things we can all do to help relax a hyperaroused nervous system.
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ACEs Champion Julie Kurtz Gives Every Child (and Adult) a Voice

Sylvia Paull ·
Julie Kurtz hasn’t stopped creating ways to build and promote resilience in herself and others who have experienced trauma since she left her family home for college at age 18. Although she experienced four types of adversity during her childhood, the CEO of the Center for Optimal Brain Integration has traveled a complex journey to mitigate those adversities by recognizing her own internal resilience, building skills to buffer her toxic and traumatic stress, uncovering her voice through...
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Calming Your Anxious Mind Through Rhythmic Movement

Joanna Ciolek ·
5 Rhythmic Movement Practices That Can Calm Our Anxious Mind
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Early childhood educators learn new ways to spot trauma triggers, build resilience in preschoolers

A hug may be comforting to many children, but for a child who has experienced trauma it may not feel safe. That’s an example used by Julie Kurtz, co-director of trauma informed practices in early childhood education at the WestEd Center for Child & Family Studies (CCFS), as she begins a trauma training session. Her audience, preschool teachers and staff of the San Francisco-based Wu Yee Children’s Services at San Francisco’s Women’s Building, listen attentively.
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From Compassion Fatigue to Healing Centered Engagement: Turning Trauma Informed Values into Action

Lynn Eikenberry ·
To pave the way for a truly strengths-based approach to full healing and recovery for both service users and burned out staff, we must educate them on (1) the central role of primal body responses to trauma (past and present), and (2) the early development of adaptive thoughts and behaviors in response to traumatic experience.
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Helping Parents Develop Positive Relationships with their infants to toddlers (National Partnership to End Interpersonal Violence,NPEIV).

Pearl Berman ·
Zero to Three Resource- extracted from website and with discussion text by Karin Hecht (September 14, 2018) Bonding activities between parent and child can be a great way to help a child’s development and strengthen the relationship. The Zero to Three website has great resources for child-centered activities to help little ones learn and grow. One particularly useful resource for parents and care providers are a collection of stage-by-stage age-based tips and what to expect as your baby...
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New Report: Holding Policymakers Accountable for Kids' Well-Being

Bonnie Armstrong ·
New Report: Today’s shifting political sands have put kids at risk, and it’s urgent that policymakers put kids’ needs front and center. We all have the power to hold policymakers accountable for prioritizing the needs of children, and our friends at the child advocacy group Kids Impact have charted a course on how. In their new report, “Accelerating Policymaker Accountability for U.S. Kids’ Well-Being: Charting the Course & A Call to Action,” they help define a collective “True North”...
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Parent Handouts: Understanding ACEs, Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs (English)

Please see the main post for these parent handouts in the ACEs Connection Resources Center. These two flyers ( Understanding ACEs and Parenting to Prevent & Heal ACEs ) can be downloaded, distributed, and used freely. One is brand new and the other is a revision. Both flyers were made with generous support from Family Hui, a Program of Lead for Tomorrow. Translations of these flyers are in progress and will be shared by Family Hui and updated on ACEs Connection when available.
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Raising The Organic Unity Of Child-And-Community

Bob Lancer ·
“When a child displays a behavior problem, the first place to look for the cause and for the solution is to the child’s environment.” Maria Montessori We cannot truly separate the child from the community. In our efforts to “fix” child behavior or heal the child from the traumatic impact of adverse childhood experiences, we need to relate to the community as an extension of the child’s physical and psychological constitution. An organic unity operates here. There is more than just a...
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SAVE THE DATE! Trauma-Informed Care Trainer Certification Cohort Teach-Back

Gemma DiMatteo ·
December 4-5, 2018 Day One: 11 am - 4 pm Day Two: 10 am - 3 pm The California Endowment 2000 Franklin St. Oakland, CA 94612 The final requirement to complete the TIC Trainer Certification* is the Teach-Back event this December 4-5 in Oakland. Reserve Lodging Hotel reservations will be made on your own. Our training venue recommends these nearby hotels . Registration coming soon! *This training is open only to the TIC Trainer Certification cohort participants. If you would like to express...
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Supporting Young Children Experiencing Separation and Trauma [zerotothree.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
Young children and their families can be tremendously affected by trauma, with significant implications for well-being well into the future. And while young children can be very expressive, they often do not have the skills or ability to use words to express how they are feeling. Adults may notice a variety of unexpected, atypical behaviors, and may need help understanding and nurturing infants and toddlers who have been affected. Fortunately, there are infant and early childhood mental...
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Trauma-Informed Training & Coaching E-Newsletter October 2018

Gemma DiMatteo ·
Contents Conferences & Trainings Save the Date: TIC Trainer Certification Cohort Train-Back, 12/4-5 Webinars & Calls Trauma-Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change CDSS Bridge Program TA Call, 10/30 TIC Training & Coaching Learning Community Call, 11/13 Resources ACEsConnection Monthly Highlights Staff Recruitment Resources Technical Assistance Contact Info Conferences & Trainings Save the Date Trauma-Informed Care Trainer Certification Cohort...
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Use Creative Expression to Help Kids Facing ACEs

Heidi Durham ·
Join us for the launch of our new webinar on using creative expression to help kids facing ACEs.
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Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One-Pager

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic: One-Pager
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