Trauma and Young Children

Trauma and Young Children

Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower

by Laura J. Colker, Sarah Erdman and Elizabeth C. Winter

Published by: National Association for the Education of Young Ch

144 Pages, 8.50 x 11.00 in, line drawings, figures, and tables

  • Paperback
  • 9781938113673
  • Published: September 2020


Trauma Is in Children’s Lives—But So Are You

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.