Understanding & Responding to Behavior through the Lens of Trauma, Stress, & Self-Regulation in Early Childhood

Presenter(s): Diane Pike, Director of Outreach and Professional Development at St. Mary's Child Center

This presentation will outline healthy early childhood brain development and define trauma and behavior as a function of the stress-response. Part of this discussion will focus on the importance of adult-child co-regulation and the need to engage in meaningful self-care. Multiple strategies to support the development of both adult and child self-regulation skills will be shared.

Learning Intention(s):

-Define trauma and behavior as a function of stress-response
-Observe regulation strategies and understand their brain benefit
-Determine tangible regulation activities to use with students and staff

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