ERIC Number: ED500108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Hope and Healing: A Caregiver's Guide to Helping Young Children Affected by Trauma
Rice, Kathleen Fitzgerald; Groves, Betsy McAlister
ZERO TO THREE
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that close to 1 million children a year are identified as victims of maltreatment. The National Clearinghouse of Child Abuse and Neglect estimates that between 3 and 10 million children a year witness the abuse of a parent or caregiver. In recent years, therapists, educators, and researchers have learned a great deal about children and trauma. Findings suggest that recovery often depends on early childhood professionals who understand children and trauma and have the skills to help children and support families. This book is a guide for early childhood professionals who care for children in a variety of early care and education settings. The authors define trauma and help readers recognize its effects on young children. They also offer tips, resources, and proven intervention strategies for working with traumatized children and with their families and for managing the stress of working in this field. Includes information on: how trauma affects children's physical and social-emotional development; building caring relationships for children; creating safe environments for children; talking about sensitive issues with families; working with other agencies involved with the child and family; and reporting abuse and neglect. Includes a section of print, Web, and organization resources for families and early childhood professionals, References, and a Glossary.
Descriptors: Intervention, Child Abuse, Caregivers, Young Children, Coping, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Counseling Techniques, Stress Management, Child Neglect, Child Care, Early Childhood Education
ZERO TO THREE. National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, 2000 M Street NW Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3307. Tel: 800-899-4301; Fax: 703-661-1501; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.zerotothree.org
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families, Washington, DC.