Safety Practices

Promoting Empathy, Understanding Trauma

When Head Start and Early Head Start programs focus on adult wellness, staff are better able to create a trauma-informed organization. Implementing strategies such as mindfulness, training on the impact of trauma, and mental health consultation can help programs create a safe and nurturing environment for children. In this two-part webinar training, learn what trauma is, the signs and symptoms of trauma in young children, and strategies to promote resilience in children and the adults who care for them. This training will equip teachers with the tools to manage their reactions and program leaders with approaches to build organizational capacity to serve children and families impacted by traumatic events. These webinars are part of the Office of Head Start’s Safe Foundations, Healthy Futures Campaign.