Trauma-Responsive Family Engagement Practices for Early Childhood

Presenter: 

Julie Kurtz

Center for Optimal Brain Integration®

Designed for all professionals working with parents and families of young children, this training offers concrete examples for building trauma-responsive family engagement in your school, community program or healthcare clinic. We will explore evidence-based practices that promote trauma-response family engagement and tools that strive to create trusting, asset-focused partnerships with families that improve equity and promote culturally responsive family engagement practices.

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate the difference between family involvement and family engagement.

  • Describe 1-2 concrete trauma-responsive family engagement strategies to support relational connections.

  • Apply 1-2 trauma responsive principles to practice in the program.