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ACEs: Understanding Trauma in Children's Lives

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1.  Adverse Childhood Experiences were originally a identified by:
  1. Early Childhood researchers
  2. An insurance company looking at the high cost of medical coverage
  3. Psychologists concerned about school violence
  4. Physicians studying cardiovascular disease
2.  The ACE study has been replicated:
  1. Never
  2. In a few states
  3. Numerous times around the world
  4. Only with middle class populations in California
3.  Serve and return interactions build which of the following?
  1. Patience
  2. Vocabulary and language skills
  3. Sharing
  4. Appropriate roles between children and adults
4.  Adverse Childhood Experiences are linked to an increase of which hormone?
  1. serotonin
  2. adrenaline
  3. oxytocin
  4. cortisol
5.  Children who have experienced trauma should:
  1. Receive clinical services specific to young children
  2. Have additional support for their families
  3. Be considered for a referral for Early Intervention services
  4. All of the above
6.  An example of a specific intervention is:
  1. Talking to children about personal safety and boundaries
  2. Decreasing noise in a classroom
  3. Giving a child a transitional object
  4. Putting a child in time out
7.  Attachment Theory is loosely defined as:
  1. The relationship between a child 0-36 months and their primary caregiver
  2. The connection between a child and adults
  3. How children read emotions of an adult
  4. The personality disposition that an infant is born with
8.  Good-enough caregiving is defined as responding to a child's cues ____% of the time.
  1. 50%
  2. 75%
  3. 20%
  4. 33%
9.  Reflective capacity assists educators in considering:
  1. Motivations for problem behavior
  2. Alternative strategies for difficult behaviors that teachers with lower reflective capacity wouldn't consider
  3. Other opportunities for employment
  4. How their understanding of the world might influence their understanding of a child's difficult behaviors
10.  Education and reflection of our own ACEs may lead to:
  1. Heightened emotions and recollections of an educator's own early trauma
  2. Curiosity around ACEs and additional information related to ACEs and early childhood
  3. Desire to address the educator's own early trauma and a search for related resources
  4. All of the above

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