Trauma-Responsive Care for Infants and Toddlers in Child Care: A Training for Trainers Overview

This series provides rationale and guidance for implementing trauma-responsive care in child care settings that serve infants, toddlers, and their families. It is based on the following understanding of trauma:

  • “Childhood trauma occurs when a child experiences an actual or threatened negative event, series of events, or set of circumstances that cause emotional pain and overwhelm the child’s ability to cope” (Bartlett & Steber, 2019, para. 5).
  • Young children are most vulnerable to the adverse effects of trauma and are at the highest risk for exposure to trauma.
  • Trauma has the potential to negatively affect all areas of an infant or toddler’s growth and development and can have lifelong impacts.
Publication Date: 
September 15, 2021
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