Trauma-Responsive Practices for Early Childhood Leaders : Creating and Sustaining Healing Engaged Organizations book cover
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Trauma-Responsive Practices for Early Childhood Leaders
Creating and Sustaining Healing Engaged Organizations





ISBN 9780367362942
Published July 6, 2021 by Routledge
280 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Specifically designed for administrators and leaders working in early childhood education, this practical guide offers comprehensive resources for creating trauma-responsive organizations and systems. Throughout this book, you'll find:

  • Exercises and tools for identifying the strengths and areas in need of change within your program, school or agency.
  • Reflection questions and sample conversations.
  • Rich vignettes from programs already striving to create healthier, trauma-responsive environments.

The guidance in this book is explained with simple, easy-to-implement strategies you can apply immediately to your own practice and is accompanied by brainstorming questions to help educational leaders both new to and experienced with trauma-informed practices succeed.

Table of Contents

1. Understanding State Dependent Functioning  2. Trauma-Responsive Organizational Continuum for the Early Childhood Field  3. Core Principle — Build Mutually Respectful and Trusting Relationships  4. Core Principle — Acknowledge Systems of Privilege and Oppression and Take Actions to Disrupt Inequity  5. Core Principle — Create Environments that Reinforce Messages of Safety and Predictability  6. Core Principle — Intentionally Promote Coping, Resilience and Healing  7. Core Principle — Using Evidence to Build Insights and Learn Collaboratively  8. Case Study  9. Conclusion 10. Resources 

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Biography

Julie Nicholson is Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College and Co-Director at the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education.

Jen Leland is Director of Partnerships for Trauma Transformed (TT), a seven county trauma-informed regional system of care.

Julie Kurtz is CEO at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration®. She coaches and trains on trauma-responsive and resilience building practices and social-emotional skills across the lifespan. She also operates a small private practice in California.

LaWanda Wesley is Director of Quality Enhancement & Professional Development at the Early Childhood Education Department, Oakland Unified School District and Co-Director at the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education.

Sarah Nadiv is CEO at Global Health and Education Strategies.