Learn concrete practical strategies to support young children and families impacted by the stress and effects of social distancing resulting from COVID-19, 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
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- After this course, participants will be able to identify practical strategies for maintaining concrete social support for families and children while programs are closed, and everyone is requested to practice social distancing.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain different approaches that programs and communities are using to ensure that children’s and families’ basic needs (food, shelter, child care) are being met during this global pandemic.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe several strategies adults can use to promote resilience, buffer children’s stress and reduce long term adverse effects resulting from the stress associated with COVID-19.
|0-20 Minutes||Strategies to reduce stress; How to reinforce safety and support children’s regulation during these times; Tips for Talking about COVID-19 with kids|
|20-55 Minutes||Maintaining Relationship and Social Support; Strategies to Meet Families Basic Needs; Tips for Supporting Children at Home|
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 is Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College where she has been a faculty member since 2005 and directed several innovative programs including the Leadership Program in Early Childhood, a Joint MBA/MA Educational Leadership Program and the Center for Play Research. She is Co-Founder of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration and Lead Evaluator for the Oakland Starting Smart and Strong Resilient Oakland Children and Kids (ROCK) project. She has published over 30 peer-revised journal articles and is lead author of 7 books and co-author of 2 more, all addressing issues of social justice and equity in early childhood.
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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