Recognizing the signs and symptoms of trauma in order to support young children in need of on-going and additional social-emotional supports

CoP Name

Raising Resilience: Trauma-Informed Care for Preschool Professionals

Course Description:

In Raising Resilience: Trauma-Informed Care for Preschool Professionals, a community of practice (CoP), Easterseals Blake Foundation will engage childcare professionals in learning about developmentally appropriate practices that promote recovery from trauma experienced through adverse early childhood experiences.

Community of Practice Philosophy:

Through the perspective of trauma-informed care, CoP members will discover how to embed opportunities to help children heal from traumatic early experiences into the classroom. By focusing on promoting safety, emotional literacy, and self-regulation, childcare professionals will be better able to teach young children the social-emotional skills they need to engage in developmentally-appropriate relationships and reduce challenging behaviors.

Monthly Meetings:

2nd Saturday Mornings of the Month

Eastside Tucson

Easterseals Blake Foundation-7750 E. Broadway Blvd.

2nd Monday Evenings of the Month

Northside Tucson

St. Marks Early Childhood Center-1431 W. Magee Rd.

3rd Wednesday Evenings of Month

Green Valley

Shepherd’s Fold Preschool 1111 N La Canada Dr.

Contact Information:

Anna Mello-Lewis

(520) 235-1435

amello-lewis@blake.easterseals.com

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