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Trauma-Responsive Strategies for Early Chilhood offers an overview of trauma and its impact on young children, as well as specific strategies and techniques educators and administrators can use to create classroom and school communities that improve the quality of care for this vulnerable population. Author Katie Statman-Weil has synthesized research-based information in an accessible way. Focusing on the four different domains of cognitive, language, physical, and social-emotional, the author use vignettes to explore how trauma can be expressed in the classroom and what teachers can do about it.
About the Author
Katie Statman-Weil has worked in the early childhood field for over ten years. She also holds two masters degrees: one in curriculum and instruction with a focus on early childhood education and another in social work. Further, Katie's clinical expertise is trauma-informed care. Katie has worked as a classroom teacher, a school social worker, and as the executive director of an inclusive nonprofit early childhood center in Portland, Oregon. Rashelle Hibbard worked as a classroom teacher, curriculum and licensing coordinator, and QRIS coordinator for over a decade before becoming the director of education for Peninsula Children's Learning Center, a highly renowned nonprofit early childhood program in Portland, Oregon, that works with some of the city's most vulnerable children and their families. Rashelle has her master's degree in curriculum and instruction with a focus on early childhood education from Portland State University. She is currently an adjunct instructor of early childhood at Portland State. Rashelle is also a member of Oregon's Early Learning Division's Equity Committee, where she brings her voice and her expertise as a Black woman and educator to the equity team.