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07/24 - 08/20
This course examines prolonged stress and trauma, its influence on children’s development, and positive interventions caregivers can use to increase the well-being of children in their care. Participants will examine the impact of poverty on family systems, develop an awareness of the complex dynamics of family violence, and explore ways to build resiliency.
- Identify emotional and physical neglect as a form of trauma
- Recognize physical abuse and witnessing domestic violence as forms of trauma
- Explain how the stress of prolonged trauma has the potential to undermine the architecture of brain development
- Evaluate how prolonged stress and trauma disrupts normal brain, social, and cognitive development
- Analyze and compare symptoms of compromised cognitive development
- Assess symptoms of trauma and the correlation to behavior
- Formulate a plan to create positive strategies that help children overcome symptoms and effects of trauma
- Identify positive interventions for parenting children who have experienced trauma
- Formulate strategies to help increase the overall well-being of children in care
- Assess the extent of the cognitive and emotional impact of trauma