Professionals in the education, mental health, and public health fields are beginning to recognize the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children’s regulatory capacities, which in turn shape their functioning in relationships within their family, their classroom and the wider community.
The ‘super-protective factor’ that promotes resilience in the context of toxic stress is connection with an attuned and well-regulated caregiver who can anchor a child during high emotion, set limits on behavior to ensure safety, and facilitate co-regulation between adult and child.
Join Hand in Hand Instructors, Maya Coleman, PhD and Robin Setchko, LMFT, for this past free parenting call. This call looked at children’s behaviors through a trauma-sensitive lens. They share how to use the concrete, connection-based caregiving practices of the Hand in Hand program to support children and address challenging behaviors. They explore these tools in the context of the family, health/mental health settings, and in schools.
From the Hand in Hand Toolbox:
Read How Connection Helps Create Trauma Sensitive Classrooms and learn more about the Connection Tools for Trauma Intervention.
Hand in Hand’s Professional’s Intensive 8-week course is designed for psychologists, therapists, social workers, teachers, early childhood professionals, and anyone working with children. Find out how it could benefit your work here.