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How Early Childhood Educators Can Support Children and Families Impacted by Trauma

February 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST

Note date change- This will be held Feb 21, not Feb 28. More information and registration information on FLYER HERE.  

Trauma and traumatic stress impact 35 million children and youth in the U.S. Young children are particularly vulnerable to the impact of acute and chronic traumas. Families living with systematic stressors such as poverty and discrimination face further hurdles to building resiliency. In this workshop, we will review signs and symptoms of trauma in young children, as well as strategies to support children and families at home, school, and other care settings.

Kelly Henderson, Ph.D., is Executive Director of Formed Families Forward, a NOVA non-profit family organization which trains and supports foster, adoptive and kinship care families raising children and youth with special needs.
Kelly is a former public school teacher of students with emotional and behavioral disorders, has worked in national special education policy and federal research set-tings, and is adjunct faculty of special education at GMU. Kelly’s family is formed in part through foster care and adoption. Her three sons have a range of disabilities and special needs. Kelly trains and consults with adoptive, foster and kinship families and agency personnel on special education-related needs.


February 21, 2019
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EST
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Fairfax United Methodist Church

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