Webinar: Trauma-Informed Early Education Classroom Design: Designing Child and Family-Friendly Spaces for Recovery from Trauma


Even the youngest children are all too often exposed to trauma and stressful information, including violence, hatred, and disastrous events. We can do our part to combat the negative impact of these events.

This webinar, part of the Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, will be presented by trauma expert, Ileen Henderson. Ileen will describe the impact of trauma on young children, its effect on learning and child development and the importance of creating a space within your classroom, organization, office or lobby that supports children who have been impacted by trauma. With or without a budget, you can apply the principals of trauma-informed care to your program’s spaces to support children’s emotions and learning, respect of this challenging time in their lives, and support their development. With many years of experience in creating spaces for children in diverse settings for children who have experienced trauma, Ileen will help you think creatively about ways to include all the best early childhood principles and the latest in brain development theory into designing spaces where children find themselves during the aftermath of trauma and chronic stress.

In this powerful webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Understand Toxic Stress and the impact of poverty on children’s brain development.by
  • Review principles of Trauma-Informed Care as they relate to space and design.
  • Better understand the role of Executive Function in development.
  • Consider play and space design principles for kids experiencing trauma.
  • Brainstorm your program’s child/family space.

Join us to learn how you can be a part of the Trauma Solution.

This webinar is part of our Trauma Solutions in Early Childhood Series, an ongoing effort to help early childhood education administrators and teachers explore their role in offsetting negative experiences in early childhood settings. Our goal is to offer information that will help educators build a foundation of resilience, empathy and tolerance. We envision future in which children in our care today grow up to be healthy contributors to a brighter future.

All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.

2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.

Can’t participate in our webinars at the appointed time? Never fear! All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.

Only 1,000 people at one time can attend our webinars, but registration often tops 4,000. Only the first 1,000 people to click the link to attend the webinar will be able to get in. We start the webinars 30 minutes in advance of the start time. Arrive early to make sure you get in.

*Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.

***NEW*** You can earn .2 CEUs for each webinar. The cost is $15 paid to University of Oklahoma online when you apply. Learn more here: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from University of Oklahoma

See the schedule of upcoming webinars.


4/19/2017 2:00 PM - 4/19/2017 3:30 PM


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