Educator Series: Trauma and Young Children

Do you enjoy reading and engaging in discussions? Join this educator series book study and engage with other early care and education professionals. This book study examines the impact of trauma on children, explores the guiding principles for teaching and the power of relationships and play when caring for these young children. Begin implementing strategies from the book that support children who have experienced trauma and also will benefit all children. This book study uses the book, Trauma and Young Children: Teaching Strategies to Support and Empower by Sarah Erdman, Laura J. Colker, with Elizabeth C. Winter.   

During this blended five-week book study, complete weekly offline reading and engage in online peer learning discussions and personal reflection journals. Participate in live group Zoom conversations Thursday at 6:30 pm (CST) at the end of weeks 2 and 4. Complete two offline activities where you will implement strategies identified in the book. Zoom conversations require you to use a webcam or front-facing camera to create a more interactive and engaging learning experience.   

This Educator Series course is appropriate for early care and education professionals who work directly with preschool-aged children, whether in center-based programs, family child care programs, or preschool programs. 

Registration fee includes a copy of the book.  

Take this course and earn 4 clock hours towards Kansas Department of Health and Environment annual health and safety training requirements. 



Course Details

  • KDHE Approved:Yes
  • Clock Hours:8
  • Agency:KCCTO WFD
  • CDA Subject Area:3 - 3 - Social and Emotional Development
  • KS/MO Core Comp Area:V. Health and Safety
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