A significant number of children experience trauma, and the effects can be profound. It is important that children enter an educational setting that is safe and trauma sensitive where the educators have supported the children in creating a positive identity for themselves.
For many educators, parents and children it is the beginning of a new school year. What better opportunity to learn about how trauma manifests in children! Durham’s Partnership for Children wants to support educators and families with resources to successfully help young children process and cope with trauma.
Check out this article on Creating Trauma Sensitive Classrooms made available by The National Association for the Education of Young Children.
Resources for Information about Childhood Trauma
Durham’s Partnership of Children Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/user/DurhamsPartnership/videos
Durham Center for Child & Family Health (CCFHNC): https://www.ccfhnc.org
National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN): www.nctsn.org
ChildTrauma Academy (CTA): www.childtrauma.org
Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute: www.traumacenter.org
National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC): www.starr.org/training/tlc
Reporting child abuse and neglect: www.childwelfare.gov/topics/responding/reporting/how