This course applies to children of all ages.
Learn the effects of serious stress in children’s lives caused by adverse experiences, such as abuse and neglect, household substance use disorders, incarceration, domestic violence, poverty and homelessness, exposure to racism, public health crises, and more. Study children's characteristic reactions to serious stress, and strategies you can use to reduce serious stress in children and strengthen families. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.
After completing Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives you will be able to discuss the serious stress caused by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) in children’s lives, such as abuse and neglect; special needs; family challenges such as mental illness, substance use disorders, incarceration, domestic violence, separation and divorce, relocation, deployment, death of a parent, poverty, and homelessness; community challenges including public heath crises, national disasters, violence, and racism. You will learn the importance of mitigating factors that protect children from the impact of serious stress, such as your role as a caregiver and time spent in nature, strategies you can use to support children and strengthen families, and relaxation techniques to use with children at your program. Read More.
|NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.|
Topics covered in Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives:
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read and write English.
Instructional methodology: Read written material, view videos, listen to audio segments.
Assessment methods: Multiple choice quiz and written assignments.
Student Comments on Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives:
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I greatly appreciate Care Courses [Sanitation for Disease Prevention, Infants in Child Care, Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives, and Creating Schedules and Routines]. The subjects you offer are very diverse. I need that. My county does not offer a wide selection of classes. Most of the classes are repeats from the year before. Plus most of the information they teach in the classes I have had in college. So once again it's just a repeat of what I have had in past years. I very seldom learn any thing new. But, with your courses I learn all kinds of new and interesting information. Your courses take a different, more in-depth approach into child care. I like that a lot. Once again thank you for having your courses available to us. - Swansea, South Carolina
I received my order on the 3rd and am very pleased with prompt delivery and the course content (all three courses). I have been an Early Head Start (prenatal to three) home visitor for 8 and 1/2 years and my first experience with Care Courses was three years ago when I needed CEUs to renew my CDA and the self-paced courses worked well for me. Each program year we are required to complete 40 hours of training and although several of the hours will be completed through agency trainings I wanted some training in areas that are directly related to areas of concern with my current caseload. The two courses [Early Childhood Stress: Serious Stress in Children's Lives, and Nurturing Children's Self-Esteem] that I am now taking do that. Thank you. - Norway, Maine