A young child’s brain is uniquely sensitive to the effects of stress and trauma, which can have detrimental, long-term developmental impact. Helping Them Heal explains how trauma affects the developing brain, how those changes can manifest in the classroom, and what teachers and caregivers can do to help a stressed, abused, or neglected child. Helping Them Heal provides early childhood educators with answers, ideas, and specific classroom strategies to move trauma-affected children in positive directions. Early childhood educators will learn ways to help children build resilience, self-regulation, and self-competence using this sensitive, supportive, and practical guide.
Helping Them Heal has won the AAP Revere Awards (Winner, Professional Resources).
“Those working with young children would benefit from reading this book and would almost certainly come back to reference it throughout their careers.”
“This guidebook is packed with important and useful information, with lots of tools to help readers apply the information in their classrooms. Especially helpful are the 'Five Things We Know' lists at the beginning of each chapter and many of the 'Ideas for Practice' sections at the end. The extensive annotated resource lists will be a valuable tool for readers looking for more on a specific topic. The stories of specific children scattered throughout the text make the book particularly engaging.”
“Practical yet authoritative information, presented clearly with plenty of stories and helpful lists. The information is well-organized and accessible--for example, the 'Five Things We Know' at the beginning of each chapter and the 'Ideas for Practice' at the end of each chapter.”