Connections Matter Virtual

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This session is designed to engage participants in a discussion around building caring connections with children and families to improve resiliency. Participants will gain a better understanding of trauma-informed care, brain development as it relates to trauma, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), resilience and health. The session includes action-planning and next steps for how to make a difference through trauma-informed care and implementation. 

1.1.g. Recognizes signs of resilience in the child and family and works with the family to strengthen protective factors

1.1.h. Understands the impact of stress and trauma on a child’s development and supports families in reducing children’s exposure to stress

1.1.i. Applies relationship-based practices and family-centered practices to support the family in reducing risks that may negatively affect child health and development

1.3.d. Creates an environment and daily schedule that encourages trust and social interaction with other children and adults

1.3.l. Helps children value their ethnic and cultural traditions, while respecting the views and experiences of others

1.3.q. Provides families with information and strategies to promote social and emotional development

2.1.e. Understands, acknowledges, and supports families with emotions associated with grief, loss, and coping with a child’s disability or challenges

2.1.g. Takes time to learn about families’ race, religion, home language, family structure, employment situation, other child care arrangements, as well as their values and beliefs about childhood, education, and intervention

2.1.h. Recognizes the impact of substance abuse, domestic violence, and mental illness within families

2.1.j. Responds sensitively to families’ concerns, ways of coping, and child-rearing practices

2.1.l. Engages in respectful, goal-oriented partnerships with families to promote parent-child relationships and family well-being

2.1.m. Recognizes the impact of family stress on child development and family function and works closely with the family to link them to appropriate community resources

2.2.b. Values families and welcomes them into the classroom, program, or home setting

2.2.h. Ensures services meet the individual needs and strengths of each family

2.3.b. Empowers families to find ways to support their children as they develop (i.e., planning, goal setting)

2.3.c. Promotes interaction between families and community

2.3.d. Encourages families to use services for children in the community (i.e., library, story time, field trips)

2.3.g. Implements strength-based, family-centered practices that engage families in meaningful decision-making opportunities

2.4.b. Provides opportunities for family-to-family gatherings and events

2.4.c. Supports and encourages families to identify and use a network of formal and informal supports (i.e., neighborhood groups, faith/spiritual communities, civic organizations, parent support groups)

2.4.d. Implements creative ways to provide families with support

2.4.f. Advocates for needed services and resources for families

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*This virtual training may not be recorded.
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