Instructor: Nicolle Moore

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Young children are often seen as defiant when they are tired, hungry, or upset. However, there are a growing number of children who exhibit defiant behaviors at other times and more frequently. You will learn the symptoms, causes, and classroom strategies for helping young children with Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
November 15-22, 2021, Training Room 27 (2425)
Current brain research demonstrates children who have been exposed to traumatic events have changed brain architecture. Professionals who work with young children who have experienced trauma and toxic stress will gain a broader understanding of trauma, toxic stress, and strategies to mitigate risks and better support children.
Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Training Room 29 (2427)
Professionals working with young children explore the prison pipeline and the work of Walter Gilliam. Examine how children who have experienced trauma are at risk. Identify ways to prevent expulsion from early learning environments, which leads to better success in school and life.
Tuesday, May 3, 2022, Training Room 10 (1422)
Focus on the development of child brain development within the context of family, environment, and culture as well as infant mental health. Explore attachment, the importance of nurturing relationships, as well as how child and parents' individuality, personality, and temperament impact growth.
April 19-21, 2022, Training Room 10 (1422)
Increased attention to early learning outcomes has emphasized the importance of screening and assessing infants and early childhood programs and services. Flexibility with procedures for gathering information for observation skills and screening/assessments are critical for professionals to understand the family and cultural context where children are embedded. A simulation with HARUV allows you to practice using a screening tool and provide a safe atmosphere to reflect on your own implicit bias and culture as it impacts this process.
Friday, April 29, 2022, Clinical Site - TBA
The impact of trauma and toxic stress occurs in the context of our relationships with others and our environment. Adversities in childhood affect brain development and neural network connections. Examine Adverse Childhood Experiences and how these experiences may be considered trauma.  Review the F.A.N. Framework to focus on working with young children and families and building strengths and protective factors in those families to help mitigate trauma's effects on development.
May 10-12, 2022, Training Room 29 (2427)
Communication includes our own professional bias, emotion, knowledge of child development, and culture. Review types of communication, how to effectively communicate with families and involve them in the process, and reflect on their ability to be self-regulated and "present" in their interactions. A simulation with HARUV allows practicing communication techniques. It provides a safe atmosphere for discussion and reflection on professional skills that empower families through values and a strengths-based approach.
Thursday, May 19, 2022, Clinical Site - TBA