Implementing Trauma-Informed Approaches at the State Level to Promote Resilience in Infants, Toddlers, Young Children & their Families
June 8, 2021
2:00-2:45 p.m. ET / 1:00-1:45 p.m. CT / 12:00-12:45 p.m. MT / 11:00-11:45 a.m. PT / 8:00-8:45 a.m. HT
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 webinar, we will hear from Jennifer Drake-Croft, a state leader from Tennessee who will describe 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 will discuss how Building Strong Brains Tennessee emerged with support from the executive branch, the TN legislature, and stakeholders across sectors. We will consider how the work in TN can inform your 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.
- System and program leaders implementing universal and targeted approaches to build resilience and address exposure to adverse experiences in infants, toddlers, young children, and their families;
- Practitioners and frontline staff who work directly with children and families who have experienced trauma;
- Community partners who are engaged in trauma-informed systems of care.
After our discussion, participants will have a better understanding of:
- Approaches for engaging stakeholders across sectors to build resilient communities and systems;
- Strategies for coordinating across the public and private sector to support broad changes in philosophy, policies, programs, and professional practice;
- How to support the infant, toddler and early childhood workforce to address adversity and build resilience at all levels of the system;
- How to prioritize self-care and different levels of a health- and resilience-promoting system.
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