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Trauma and Toxic Stress*

Trauma and Toxic Stress*

This session shares the science behind trauma and toxic stress and strategies for supporting very young children and their families when they have a traumatic experience.

It can be challenging to work with children who have experienced stress and trauma, and it is vital that early childhood professionals are able to understand and be responsive to the needs of vulnerable children. Trauma is the emotional, psychological, and physiological residue left over from heightened levels of toxic stress that accompanies experiences of danger, violence, significant loss, and life-threatening events. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of trauma. This session shares the science behind trauma and toxic stress and strategies for supporting very young children and their families when they have a traumatic experience. In addition, staff will gain an understanding of the types of stress and how to mediate stress so that it does not become toxic.

Our topic experts are available for onsite sessions, webinars, and keynotes and presentations at conferences.

*This course is also available in Spanish.

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