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Experiences of adversity can have negative effects on development from infancy—but we can also begin building relationships and resilience from birth! This session will delve into the short- and long-term effects of adverse experiences, the impact on brain development, and what this might look like for infants and toddlers. Likewise, we will consider ways that adversity can impact child care staff, leading to compassion fatigue and burn-out. Then we will focus on solutions: what can we do to support and empower teachers and parents? How can we reduce the dosage of stress that young children experience? What can we do in infant-toddler classrooms to build relationships, skills, and resilience? Interactive discussion will encourage brainstorming about how to begin this work in your classroom, center, and community.
This session is part of the Resiliency Informed Practices Thread.