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Path #6: Trauma

This learning path provides an overview of trauma and the potential impact on young children and their families. Topics include trauma and early childhood development, historical trauma, and understanding and building the capacity of caregivers to support their child.

To get credit for this learning path, you must complete the 5 activities below, then take a quiz to test your knowledge. Once you have completed the learning path and scored at least 80% on the quiz, you will have access to a certificate of completion.

Total time to complete the learning path: 3.5 hour


Activity 1
Watch the archived Talks on Tuesday webinars, Trauma and Early Childhood Development Part I and Part II (VEIPD, Part I run time 55:10; Part II run time 42:35)

This two-part webinar series explores how trauma impacts early childhood development. Topics include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), toxic and chronic stress change, and the impact on global development. Functional strategies to implement with the families are discussed.

Instruction IconInstructions: Click the link above. Scroll until you see “Trauma and Early Childhood Development-Part I.” Click play to launch the webinar recording. After watching Part I, return to the original page and click play on Part II.


Activity 2
Read the article, Wounds from the Past. (Ippen, 2019)

This article highlights information about integrating historical trauma into a multicultural infant mental health framework.

Instruction IconInstructions: Click the link above to access the article and read it.


Activity 3
Read the blog post, Emerging Parenthood: Trust the Process – Don’t Rush the Process. (EI Strategies for Success)

This blog post shares a parent’s perspective about the different stages of grief she experienced having a child with disabilities.

Instruction IconInstructions: Read the blog post. Reflect and comment on the question at the end of the blog.


Activity 4
Watch the video, Building Adult Capabilities to Improve Child Outcomes: A Theory of Change (Harvard University, runtime 5:18)

This video discusses the need to focus on building the capabilities of caregivers and strengthening the communities that together form the environment of relationships essential to children’s lifelong learning, health, and behavior.

Instruction IconInstructions: Click the link to access the video.



Activity 5
Watch the video, The ABC's of Trauma with Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen (YouTube, runtime 41:05)

In this engaging interview, Dr. Chandra Ghosh Ippen, shares information about trauma including how equity plays such a powerful role in the experience of trauma.

Instruction IconInstructions: Click the link to access the video.


Complete the Quiz

You must achieve a score of at least 80% on the quiz to receive a certificate of completion. This certificate will document 3.5 professional development (PD) hours.


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