EDU 110 - Teaching Young Children Who Experience Trauma
Course Description: This course will provide an overview of the various types of trauma that children may be exposed to and their potential negative impact on their development. The topics include understanding the difference between short and long-term trauma, cultural factors, current systems in place, parent outreach/support, trauma affected behavioral issues, professional boundaries and educator self-care.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of PSY 122
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Identify different types of trauma and examine how trauma affects the typical developmental milestones and the child’s behavior in the classroom.
- Recognize and know potential signs and symptoms of trauma, recommend current community systems that support trauma effected families, and evaluate the potential for filing a Mandated Reporter 51A.
- Design strategies for parent conferencing around sensitive trauma topics and create a list of community services available for the family.
- Create an ECE lesson plan that builds empathy and compassion in young children using the MA Emotional and Play Standards, teach the lesson to a group of children, and evaluate the success of the lesson.
- Report on the need for advocacy to induce policy changes in the field for children experiencing trauma.
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