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Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood

Course: #1033834Level: Intermediate 1 Hour 884 Reviews

The neurobiology of stress and trauma, and how it applies to family engagement practices in early childhood, is described in this course. Strategies that support relationship building and reducing the power differential with parents/family members - especially adults impacted by toxic stress and trauma - are discussed.

Course created on August 25, 2020

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Course Type: Audio, Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Related; IACET/0.1; IL EITP/1.0; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the difference between family involvement and family engagement.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to identify at least one trauma-responsive strategy for family engagement that helps to buffer stress and promote coping and resilience
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to name one way to reduce the power differential between parents/families and teachers/clinicians.


0-5 Minutes Introduction and Goals
5-10 Minutes Family Involvement
10-15 Minutes Family Engagement
15-20 Minutes All Behavior has Meaning; Neurobiology of Stress and Trauma
20-25 Minutes Overview: Strategies to support relationship-building, communication and interactions with families that buffer their stress and promote coping and resilience
25-30 Minutes Mirror Neurons
30-35 Minutes What is strong with you?
35-40 Minutes Dr. Daniel Siegel's Connect then Redirect
40-45 Minutes Name it to Tame It
45-50 Minutes Power Differentials
50-55 Minutes Analyzing a vignette
55-60 Minutes Summary, Resources, COBI Website


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial Disclosures: Julie Nicholson received an honorarium for presenting this course. She authored and receives royalties for several books related to this topic. Julie is Co-Founder of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration and Lead Evaluator for the Oakland Starting Smart and Strong Resilient Oakland Children and Kids (ROCK) project. Non-Financial Disclosures: Julie Nicholson has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com, a Continued site.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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