Learn to manage your own stress response to the uncertain climate created by COVID-19 and identify concrete practical strategies to buffer stress and build resilience, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association’s Training West.
This course is also offered in a two-hour series titled "Responding to Stress, Children, and Families during COVID-19, in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association", course 35054, offered for 0.2 CEUs.
Course created on March 23, 2020
Course Type: Video, Audio
CEUs/Hours Offered: AK/1.0; AL/1.0; AZ Registry/1.0; CA Registry/1.0; CO/1.0; CT/1.0; DE/1.0; FL/1.0; GaPDS/1.0; HI/1.0; IA Registry/1.0; IACET/0.1; ID Stars/1.0; IL Gateways/1.0 B345755; IN/1.0; KS/1.0; KY ECE-TRIS/1.0; MA/1.0; ME/1.0; MI Registry/1.0; MN/1.0; MO Open/1.0; NE/1.0; NH/1.0; NJCCIS/1.0; NV Registry/1.0; NY/1.0; OH/1.0; OK Registry/1.0; OR/1.0; PA Keys/1.0; SC Endeavors/1.0; SD/1.0; TX/1.0; UT/1.0; VA/1.0; VT NLCCV/1.0; WA STARS/1.0; WI Registry/1.0; WY Stars/1.0
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to tune in and notice their body’s individual reaction to stress.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for creating environments that support adults to buffer their stress response system and promote resilience.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the stress-reducing, resilience-building tool called H.O.P.E.
|0-15 Minutes||Zones of self-awareness; Strategies for building body awareness/sensory literacy; Practicing self-compassion; Noticing and replacing critical self-talk; Giving oneself grace|
|15-30 Minutes||Understanding our individual responses to uncertainty; Unlearning assumptions about leadership and embracing newer ideas; Attunement; Co-regulation; and mirror neurons; Creating spaces for individuals to feel a sense of mindful presence|
|30-55 Minutes||Building Resilience through Hope and Action|
LaWanda Wesley, EdD
LaWanda Wesley, EdD earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Higher Education from Drexel University. She is Co-Director of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education and Director of Quality Enhancement and Professional Development of Early Education for Oakland Unified School District. She is dedicated to changing the lives of all children, especially those from communities of color, poverty, and furthest reach from opportunity. Dr. Wesley is the co-author of the second book in the trauma series called Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators. She trains on trauma modules 100 and 200 in the series and trauma-informed care topics that have a lens of equity and justice.
Julie Nicholson, PhD
Julie Nicholson, PhD is a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College, Senior Fellow for Childhood Education International, Co-Founder of the new Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education and the Chief Strategy Officer for Center for Optimal Brain Integration™. Dr. Nicholson conducts community-engaged scholarship and her teaching, research and publications emphasize a range of topics related to social justice and equity especially leadership, racial and gender justice, and the impact of trauma on children, adults, and systems. She has published over 30 research articles in peer-reviewed journals and many books including titles examining trauma-informed practice and culturally responsive self-care for early educators.
Julie Kurtz, MS
Julie Kurtz is an author, national speaker, and expert consulting and training on trauma and resilience. She promotes the concept of optimal brain integration to maximize the human growth potential. Julie is the Founder and CEO for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration.
She is a co-author of:
- Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children.
- Culturally Responsive Self-Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators (Spring 2020).
Julie Kurtz is the creator of the phone/tablet Application (APP) Trigger Stop: Sensory and Emotional Check-in designed specifically for children ages 3-8 years to promote sensory and emotional literacy and to support self-regulation.
In 2011, she was named as one of the most 100 Influential Woman of Silicon Valley, CA by the Silicon Valley/San Jose Business Journal.
Julie Nicholson: Financial: Dr. Nicholson is the co-author of two books on self-care and trauma-informed practices. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Julie Kurtz: Financial: Julie Kurtz is the co-author of a book on trauma-informed practices. Non-financial: There are no non-financial relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in partnership with Region 9 Head Start Association's Training West.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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