A trauma-informed child and family service system recognizes and responds to signs of trauma and to its impact in children, caregivers, and child care educators. Trauma-informed care raises awareness, knowledge, and skills around adverse experiences, and promotes a healing-centered approach to support families and child care educators. The goal is to work together to build resilience in the child and family to help them thrive.
Below are a few resources to learn more:
- Check out this TEDtalk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, California’s First Surgeon General and founder of the Center for Youth Wellness in the Bayview Hunters Point Neighborhood, to learn more about the impact childhood trauma has on health
- Big Bird and Sesame Street have a few words to share about childhood trauma, and ways parents, caregivers and child care educators can promote healing and resilience in children. https://sesamestreetincommunities.org/topics/traumatic-experiences/
- Read a child friendly book. Find out how squirrel and his furry friends cope when they are feeling afraid in “Once I Was Very Very Scared” by Chandra Ghosh Ippen.
- Learn more about childhood trauma and how parents can take care of themselves and support their children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.