Traumatic Experiences: Impacts and Coping
It’s no secret that children and youth can be profoundly impacted by instances of trauma and community violence. With all the latest research on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), we can see that the effects of trauma and violence experienced during childhood can have lasting, lifelong consequences. Military families can also face unique circumstances and challenges around violent and traumatic events. In knowing this information, the question truly becomes what can parents, educators, and service professionals do to help children cope during and after a traumatic experience?
One fantastic organization that provides tools and resources for many topic areas is Sesame Street for Military Families!
Sesame Street for Military Families is a free, bilingual website with information and resources on a variety of topics with military families in mind. Several of these topics include deployments, homecomings, injuries, grief, self-expression, as well as trauma and community violence.
On January 17, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. ET, Sabrina Huda and Antonio Freitas from Sesame Street for Military Families and the Sesame Street Workshop, will be facilitating a 90-minute webinar on the impact of childhood trauma and community violence, where they will highlight resources and activities to help children cope, as well as strategies that assist with self-care following a disturbing event.
Participants can also receive FREE continuing education credits for this event! If you are unable to attend the live event, the webinar will be archived for viewing at your convenience. CEUs will be available for the archived event until January 17, 2020.
Kids Serve Too Series
Kids Serve Too! is a webinar series designed to support service providers and education professionals who work with military children and families. This Sesame Street for Military Families and Military Families Learning Network collaborative webinar series invites you to explore resources and strategies related to community violence, military relocation, military caregiving, and young children with special needs.
Learn more about the series, sign up for the mailing list and take a look at the other webinars in this series on the Kids Serve Too homepage!