Shelter from the Storm is a one day training that focuses on helping Early Childhood Education providers understand how community disasters may affect young children and what they can do in their interactions with children or families to help buffer them from the stress of the current or lingering uncertainty that may follow a traumatic event. Additionally, the training addresses the need for those working with young children to prioritize self-care and reflective practices.
The Objectives of the training are :
- To explore the potential impact of toxic stress from a community disaster on young children ages birth to 3
- To understand early brain development and the implications of chronic stress
- To strategize how we can respond to the needs of young children during and following a disaster, especially when behavior may be challenging
- To build awareness and skills for using reflective practices to provide support as professionals prepare, respond, or reflect on significant community events in their work
- To promote caregiver self-care as a strategy in supporting babies and toddlers during times of distress
*Lunch will be provided