The Office of the California Surgeon General has released a free, online professional learning module designed to help early care and education personnel respond to trauma and stress in children.
The training has two goals:
- Provide greater awareness of the impact of stress and trauma on health, development and learning
- Provide key mindsets and strategies to respond with trauma-informed principles and help create the conditions for safe and supportive learning environments for everyone.
The course is self-paced, can be completed in two hours, and is intended for early care and education professionals, though anyone who works with children is invited to attend. There are modules for three age groups: 0-5 years old, 5-11 years old, and 11-18 years old.