When children experience trauma, it can lead them to behave in ways that challenge us as educators. How can we see these behaviors and be curious? What would it mean to shift our perspective from asking, “what’s wrong with the child?” to “what happened to this child?” Especially now, at a moment when families, children, and teachers are more likely to experience exceptional levels of stress, our ability to interpret behavior as communication and respond appropriately is essential.
In this webinar, Jimmy Venza, P.h.D. and Amber Ricks, Psy.D. of The Lourie Center for Children’s Social and Emotional Wellness will discuss how traumatic experiences can impact children’s behavior and what we can do as educators to support children. We’ll explore ways in which you can observe and understand these behaviors as forms of communication and appropriately respond.
This webinar took place on July 8, 2020.
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