Responding to Trauma in Early Childhood

Trauma at any stage in life can have severe impacts on all aspects of a person’s health and well-being, but developmental trauma has its own unique impacts and effects. This is due to the influence trauma has on a child’s still-developing brain and body as well as the fact that developmental trauma often occurs within a child’s primary caregiving system. This one-day training addresses these unique aspects of developmental trauma focusing on early brain development and exploring the impact and effects of exposure to ongoing or repetitive trauma in childhood. Practitioners will learn a variety of strategies for responding to and supporting children who may be experiencing trauma.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Define and describe trauma-informed practice
  • Identify the main principles of trauma-informed practice
  • Define and describe developmental trauma
  • Articulate the impacts and effects of developmental trauma on children
  • Identify the signs and symptoms of developmental trauma in children
  • Demonstrate trauma-informed strategies and effective practices when working with children


Imagine Institute for Learning
101-13025 St. Albert Trail
Edmonton, AB

Date & Time:

February 28, 2020 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

For more information and to register, go here.

Professional and Student members of AECEA are eligible for up to 15% off all public Imagine Institute workshops, contact the AECEA office if you do not have your discount code.