Experts in the field of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) know that almost 50% of children nationwide have experienced some form of trauma. Once these traumatic experiences occur, the risk of exposure to other forms of adversity drastically increases. 76% of young children exposed to multiple ACEs in their formative years of their life face a likelihood of having delays in their brain development and developmental milestones.
However, the potential for developmental change during this early period of life also allows for young children to rebound from traumatic events especially if they experience stable, nurturing caregiving. Therefore, Early Childhood Educators are uniquely positioned to help children manage and reduce the amount of toxic stress that Adverse Childhood Experiences can produce.
Through learning to better prevent, identify, engage, and mitigate ACEs, Early Childhood Educators can prevent adversity’s harmful impact on young children and promote resiliency.
Resilient Chattahoochee Valley invites all early childhood educators to learn more about ACEs, trauma, and resiliency through the educational paths below! Resilient Chattahoochee Valley’s Introduction to Adverse Childhood Experiences: Early Childhood path is a great place to build your foundational knowledge on these topics. After building this foundation, explore the other training paths offered by Resilient Chattahoochee Valley to expand your awareness!
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