Trauma Informed Care Training
The Bridge Program - Trauma Informed Care Team at CCRC offers Trauma Informed Care training to child care providers in various settings. This 18-hour training series is comprised of six 3-hour modules that begin with brain development and end with building resilience. Child care providers report an increase in understanding how trauma impacts development and learning trauma informed strategies that effectively help address problem behaviors. The following is a brief on what each module covers.
MODULE 1 - HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 1
This initial training module will focus on defining Trauma Informed Care and overviews brain and early development in the context of how trauma impacts children’s brain development. It discusses the role of the regulation and sensory systems in terms of developing healthy self-regulation and attachments.
MODULE 2 - HOW TRAUMA IMPACTS DEVELOPMENT, PART 2
This module will focus how trauma impacts development in specific how the stress response system activates and what this looks like in children 0-5. In addition, this module addresses the sensory system on how trauma impacts the sensory system and understanding the sensory input that is being received. It discusses Adverse Childhood Experiences and how these have a lifelong impact.
MODULE 3 - IDENTIFYING CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
This module focuses on identifying trauma at different ages and explaining the difference between explicit and implicit memories and how these can manifest in the classroom setting. It also discusses strategies that child care providers can do to promote safety in the classroom setting and how to encourage having conversations with parents/caregivers about challenging classroom behaviors.
MODULE 4 - RESPONDING TO CHILDHOOD TRAUMA
This module engages child care providers to wonder what messages children communicate with their behaviors and provides strategies for engaging with children with trauma histories. In addition, activities are presented to help develop the “trauma informed care lens” and how to apply this in the context of a challenging behavior.
MODULE 5 - STRENGTHENING FAMILIES
This module focuses on the Protective Factors and how to utilize these to strengthen families to buffer the risk factors for trauma. In addition, it discusses what it means to promote trauma informed resilience and what child care providers can do in their classrooms to foster resilience.
MODULE 6 - SELF-CARE FOR PROVIDERS
This module highlights the importance of being mindful of secondary trauma within the context of supporting children and families with trauma histories. It emphasizes the importance of self-care and having a reflective practice approach in child care centers to buffer the secondary trauma that can develop from the work in the classroom.
BENEFITS FOR CHILD CARE PROVIDERS
- Receive training in Trauma Informed Care
- Receive professional development
- Network with child care colleagues
- Receive credit for the Education Workforce Registry