Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services: A Self-Paced FREE Tutorial

The goal of this curriculum is to build New Hampshire’s capacity to provide trauma-informed early childhood services, including childcare, home visiting, early education, and health and mental health services.  This curriculum is divided into four units which include an introduction to Trauma-Informed Early Childhood Services, and then cover the impact of trauma on young children in terms of their neurobiology and development, the screening and interventions used with traumatized children, and reflective practices used to work with caregivers and traumatized young children.  Each of these units will help to build your capacity to provide trauma-informed early childhood care.  As you complete each unit of the tutorial, you will be asked to submit an online assessment. At the end of Unit 4, you will be able to download a certificate of completion.  The online modules are available HERE       [Note: you must use either Internet Explorer or Firefox as your web browser in order to access both audio and video of the module]


Helping young children who have experienced trauma: Policies and strategies for early care and education

This report from Child Trends and the National Center for Children in Poverty includes a review of the prevalence of early childhood trauma and its effects. The report offers promising strategies for child care and preschool programs looking to help young children who have endured trauma, and presents recommendations for policymakers to support trauma-informed early care.  To download the report click HERE