Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement in Early Childhood: Practices for Equity and Resilience (Hardcover)
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Designed for all professionals working with parents and families of young children, this practical guide offers comprehensive resources for building trauma-responsive family engagement in your school or program. Throughout this book, you'll find:
- Evidence-based practices that promote trauma-response family engagement.
- Exercises and tools for identifying the strengths and learning edges within your program, school, or agency.
- Vignettes from people and programs striving to create trusting, asset-focused partnerships with families that improve equity and promote culturally responsive practices.
- Reflective inquiry questions and sample conversations to help you examine your own practices.
With concrete examples and easy-to-implement strategies, this critical book helps readers put theory into practice while providing essential support for individuals and groups both new to and experienced with trauma-responsive practices in early childhood.
About the Author
Julie Nicholson is Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College and Co-Director of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education.Julie Kurtz is CEO at the Center for Optimal Brain Integration(R) and trains on social-emotional and trauma-responsive practices across the lifespan. She also operates a private practice as a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, USA.