Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators : Relationship-Based Approaches that Reduce Stress, Build Resilience, and Support Healing in Young Children book cover
2nd Edition

Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators
Relationship-Based Approaches that Reduce Stress, Build Resilience, and Support Healing in Young Children




  • Available for pre-order on April 25, 2023. Item will ship after May 16, 2023
ISBN 9781032298283
May 16, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations

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This second edition of Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators continues to guide childcare providers and early educators working with infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and early elementary-aged children to understand trauma as well as its impact on young children’s brains, behavior, learning, and development. The book covers a range of trauma-responsive teaching and family engagement strategies that readers can use to create strength-based environments that support children’s health, healing, and resiliency. Updates include a greater emphasis on resilience and collaborating with mental health specialists, a new chapter on developing children’s sensory literacy and additional case studies to use in workshops or professional development. Supervisors and coaches will learn a range of powerful trauma-responsive practices that they can use to support workforce development and enhance their quality improvement initiatives.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding the Neurobiology of Trauma and the Science of Resilience and Healing  2. Foundations of Trauma-Responsive Practice for Early Childhood Education  3. Trauma-Responsive Early Childhood Environments  4. Building Children’s Body Awareness to Strengthen Sensory and Emotional Literacy  5. Pathways to Regulation: Supporting Young Children to Bring their Thinking Brains Back Online  6. Case Studies

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Biography

Julie Nicholson, PhD is a Professor of Practice, Associate Editor of Early Child Development and Care, international speaker and MBA candidate concentrating in finance and data analytics. She is the author of 13 books for early childhood educators including five on trauma-informed practices.

Linda Perez, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Education at Mills College, is Co-Director of the Mills Infant Mental Health Program and Clinical Director of the Epiphany Center Family Treatment Program.

Julie Kurtz, MS is an author, national speaker consulting and training on trauma and resilience. Julie is the Founder and CEO for the Center for Optimal Brain Integration®.

Shawn Bryant, MA is director and principal consultant with YesToECE an early childhood training, coaching, and consultancy.  A nationally recognized professional development facilitator, Shawn brings 30 years of experience, expertise, and commitment to advancing the work of adults involved in the lives of young children.

Drew Giles MA, RYT, RCYT is Director of Quality Enhancement & Professional Development in Oakland Unified School District, U.S.A., and an EdD student researching mindfulness-based profession development in early childhood settings at San José State University.