Implementing trauma-informed approaches at the state level to promote resilience in infants, toddlers, young children & their families
Source: National TTA Center for Child, Youth, and Family Mental Health (NTTAC)
Resource Type: Video or Webinar
Transformation Team Subjects: Infant & Early Childhood
Key Topics: ACEs & Trauma, Child Welfare, System of Care, Trauma-Informed Care
One of the foundational elements of early childhood systems of care is building resilient communities by mitigating exposure to trauma and early adversity experienced by families with infants, toddlers, and young children.
In this recorded webinar, Jennifer Drake-Croft describes a systems-wide approach to mitigate trauma and early adversity through training and other workforce supports available to infant, toddler, and early childhood staff at all levels of the system. Jenn discusses how Building Strong Brains Tennessee emerged with support from the executive branch, the TN legislature, and stakeholders across sectors. Together, participants considered how the work in TN can inform efforts to 1) bring together broad public and political will for programs, policies, and strategies that prevent exposure to early adversity; 2) implement appropriate initial and ongoing supports to sustain a trauma-informed infant, toddler, and early childhood workforce; and 3) be mindful of compassion fatigue and implementing self-care at all levels of the system, particularly in the context of the pandemic and recovery.