Trauma-Responsive Practices for Early Childhood Leaders
Creating and Sustaining Healing Engaged Organizations
- Available for pre-order. Item will ship after July 6, 2021
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
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 Trauma Transformed (TT), a seven county trauma-informed regional system of care.
Julie Kurtz is CEO at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration.
Lawanda Wesley is Director of Quality Enhancement & Professional Development, 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.