Special Videoconference: Thursday, December 6, 2012, 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM
"Child Abuse and Maltreatment Identification and Prevention with a Focus on Early Childhood Trauma"
Did you know that even the youngest children in your care can experience trauma? Did you know that their trauma can have an ill effect on your health as their child care provider as well as their own? Childhood trauma is the feeling that a child has when he or she feels intensely threatened by an event he or she is involved in or witnesses. Trauma affects each child differently and the signs may be difficult to recognize. But it’s important that you learn to identify them because trauma in children can affect them in many ways, including their coping skills and their early brain development.
This informative videoconference training will also review your obligations as a mandated reporter and describe how to identify and report suspected cases of child abuse or maltreatment. Expert guests will be joining us to discuss how to identify children who may have been exposed to trauma and what you can do to help them.
Remember, you have a unique relationship with children and their families. As a child care provider one of your most important responsibilities is to keep the children in your care safe from harm. That’s why it’s vital that you have up-to-date knowledge about the indicators of child abuse and maltreatment and how to report your suspicions. It’s also why it’s important to be aware of the causes of childhood trauma and how to help children who may have experienced a traumatic event.
Please join us for the Special Videoconference Training on:
December 6, 2012 from 6:45 PM to 9:15 PM.
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This videoconference fulfills the following OCFS Training Topic Areas:
- Principles of childhood development
- Safety and security procedures, including communication between parents and staff
- Child abuse and maltreatment identification and prevention
- Statutes and regulations pertaining to child abuse and maltreatment
- Statutes and regulations pertaining to child day care
It also fulfills the following CDA Content Areas:
- Planning a safe, healthy learning environment
- Strategies to establish productive relationships with families
- Observing and recording children’s behavior
- Principles of child development and learning