Trauma Informed Care in ECE: Key Strategies for Healing and Behavioral Change

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Children with a history of trauma often “act out” their distress through behaviors that are challenging for adults to understand. This Early Childhood Investigations webinar, presented by Barbara Sorrels, Ed.D, author and child development expert, will focus on understanding the message of challenging behavior and strategies to help children heal. Register

Encouraging comments from participants about the presentation by the California LAUNCH team members at the 2018 Ounce National Summit

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“Fantastic exploration of a community initiative of mental health systems integration and the multidimensional approaches. Rich and robust information and illustration of where our state’s communities would like to head. Rita Lang so clearly and compellingly made the case for a wellness approach. Moreover she makes it clear that it is both challenging and possible. […]

Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms

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Maternal Mental Health NOW has developed the free resources helpful in working with pregnant clients or new Moms Bringing Light to Motherhood mobile web-based App Check this new App and share the link with the expectant and new mothers you are working with! Patient Engagement Tool This web-based app was designed to increase a patient’s motivation to […]

Project LAUNCH celebrates the success of Nevada County in moving forward with the implementation of the World Café model in their community!

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Project LAUNCH celebrates the success of Nevada County in moving forward with the implementation of the World Café model in their community! Lindsay Dunckel, director of F5 Nevada and coordinator for the implementation of Project LAUNCH Family Cafés in Nevada County reports: In November 2017, the first Family Café took place in Nevada County. It […]

First baby step in Café hosting. Exciting stuff!

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The first Pop Up Café took place at Sierra Nevada Children’s services in November 2017 during a 3-year-old playgroup. There were four mothers who brought seven children. With the two table hosts (an assistant to the director of Nevada F5 and a mom who went through the Café training) there were two tables of three […]

1-2-3 Care Toolkit

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Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed the 1-2-3 Care Toolkit, focused on developing trauma sensitivity, to support caregivers of children. The Toolkit is organized by topics, including brief overviews of key information within each topic, specific tools that can be used with children, and where to find more information. Also included […]

Project Launch Infographic

New Project LAUNCH Infographic Released

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Project LAUNCH supports nationwide communities, states territories and tribes in pioneering new ways to promote the physical and emotional health of young children. The impact of this initiative includes the screening/assessment for developmental or behavioral health concerns of 170,000 children and parents. Learn more about the impact of Project LAUNCH in the communities click to view […]

Helping Young Children Who have Experienced Trauma

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There is a newly released report that provides information about early childhood trauma and its impact on the development of young children. It also offers promising strategies for trauma informed care (TIC) in early care and education and systems to meet the needs of children with histories of trauma. This report includes recommendations for policy […]

NCTSN July 2017 eBULLETIN

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The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has released their July 2017 eBULLETIN, which is rich with resources useful for professionals working with children who have experienced trauma. It includes a new Intervention Factsheet, new APA Guidelines for Treatment of PTSD, new articles related to trauma, and new translation to other languages of the story, […]