Oftentimes adults believe infants and children are too young to remember traumatic events but a growing body of research suggests young people, from birth to age 5, are profoundly affected by domestic violence, sexual abuse, war, and the loss of a caregiver. Reactions in this age group may differ from older children because they cannot verbalize how they feel yet they can be profoundly impacted even if they do not understand the events. Learn the behavioral and physiological symptoms of early childhood trauma as well as the unique risks associated with this age group including brain development and the threat to the caregiving relationship. Community resources, support for the caregiver, and treatment methods will be discussed.
Please note: Each class will be held via Zoom. Participant numbers will be capped to ensure a personalized learning experience and there will be numerous opportunities for engagement (e.g. small group discussions, role plays, case studies). As such, learners should prepare for active participation. We ask that students keep their cameras on as much as they are able, while understanding that it may not be possible to keep cameras on throughout the entire class. Rest assured that we will take many breaks throughout each class to help assuage Zoom fatigue.
Counts as Diagnostics course for Trauma Certificate Program