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Statewide Meeting: Trauma Informed Strategy to Support Healing Children
Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST
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EveryChild California Statewide Meeting
Hosted by the Northern Section:

Culturally Responsive Self Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators: How Self-Care is the #1 Trauma Informed Strategy to Support Healing Children

EveryChild California, after careful consideration and comprehensive evaluation of currently available information related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, has chosen to move EveryChild California’s Northern Section Meeting: Culturally Responsive Self Care Practices for Early Childhood Educators: How Self-Care is the #1 Trauma Informed Strategy to Support Healing Children, to an online webinar hosted on Zoom.

Let’s continue the conversation.  Once again, EveryChild California’s Northern Section is pleased to host trauma expert Julie Kurtz. 

Decades of research demonstrates that early childhood educators’ ability to develop consistent, attuned and responsive relationships with children is an essential factor in high quality early learning programs. Remaining responsive and self-regulated with young children, especially those who are impacted by trauma and present complex and challenging behaviors, is a critical responsibility of early childhood educators. Yet, even the most committed and skilled professionals may struggle to provide caring and responsive care if their own stress response systems are continually triggered as they worry about paying their bills, supporting the children and families in their care, and managing all of the additional pressures currently being placed on the early childhood workforce (e.g., pressure to complete higher education degrees and participate in Quality Rating and Improvement systems and improve the quality of their programs through coaching, training, technical assistance and program evaluation from external raters). Given these realities, it is essential that early childhood teachers learn about the importance of self-care. It is also paramount that the early childhood field moves towards creating programs, organizations and systems that are trauma-informed and wellness oriented

Guest Speakers
Julie Kurtz
Founder and CEO at Center for Optimal Brain Integration
Julie Kurtz is the co-author of two books: Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

Julie Nicholson, Ph.D.
Chief Strategy Officer at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration
She is the lead author of: Trauma Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children and Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

LaWanda Wesley, Ed.D.
Master Trainer at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration
She is the co-author of Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators

Webinar hosted on Zoom. Please make sure your app is up to date to ensure a smooth experience. 

$99 - Members, $199 - Non-Members
Click here to read EveryChild California's Refund & Cancellation Policy

Date 
Time Register

September 25, 2020

9:00am - 12:00pm