ACEs and Trauma-Informed Practices
Washington STARS credit: Health, Safety and Nutrition (4 hours)
4 Hours Online Training * Child Care Professional Development
Most students are able to use mobile devices such as tablets to complete courses. However, each device is different, and an individual's skill level with the device may determine their success with using a mobile device. Use of an iPad, tablet, or cell phone is at your own risk.
Course Difficulty: Level 3-4 - This course has higher level vocabulary. Most assignments are open-ended questions and require the ability to process the information presented in the course and form independent responses. This course is 4 hours in length, and will require being attentive to the course content to be successful.
4 Clock Hours
Adverse Childhood Experiences create prolonged toxic stress. There are very serious effects of that toxic stress. It can severely harm brain development, lower immune system responses, rewrite a person’s DNA, and make them susceptible to a plethora of health conditions. In childhood it can severely impact learning and development. This topic will discuss the differences between stress in adulthood and stress in childhood, as well as discuss how trauma effects behavior, social and emotional development, and cognitive development in children.
- Discuss the difference between stress in adulthood and stress in childhood.
- Explain how reactions to stress change with age.
- Analyze an analogy for ACEs for fit.
- Identify support groups and resources for communities to help prevent ACEs.
- Discuss the effects of genetics and environment on childhood brain development.
- Explain myelination, the impact of negative experiences, and brain growth concepts.
- Identify the three main parts of the brain.
- Discuss how trauma effects behavior, social and emotional development, and cognitive development in children.
- Explain the correlation and cause of ACEs and future health effects.
- Compare brain plasticity and resiliency.
- Predict how ACEs can be prevented.
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- Most students are able to use mobile devices such as tablets to complete courses. However, each device is different, and an individual's skill level with the device may determine their success with using a mobile device.
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