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Early Childhood Educators Attending to Risks for Abuse and Neglect During COVID-19: A Guided Reflection

Download Files Apr 30, 2020

This webinar outlines the early childhood educator workforce response to risks for abuse and neglect during the COVID 19 pandemic.

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Intended audience: Early childhood education supervisors, program directors and administrators, and pedagogical leaders.

Key Issues/Concerns:

  • Assessing and addressing risks and signs of abuse and neglect in the early childhood education settings while simultaneously adjusting protocols specific to COVID 19 in these settings
  • Maintaining relationships through virtual contacts when programs are closed and assessing risk through virtual interactions The importance of reflective practice for early childhood educators who are often facing many of their own individual and family challenges during this time
  • Exploration of how burnout, vicarious traumatization and compassion fatigue could lead to risk of reactivity or even institutional abuse
  • Resources specific to early childhood education

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