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Head Start Heals: Addressing Trauma in Classroom Settings
Thursday, April 30, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Other conferences and events

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Teachers have a critical role in recognizing trauma. They build positive relationships with children and help them feel safe and secure. They also teach children social and emotional skills and provide consistent routines and structure. These effective teaching practices and relationships with children and their families can promote resilience and healing from trauma.

The Pyramid Model offers evidence-based practices teachers can use to support children's social and emotional development and effectively address challenging behavior. Join the Office of Head Start (OHS) and the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations (NCPMI) for a webinar to learn more about the Pyramid Model. Hear practice ideas from faculty and share strategies with one another. These strategies are especially relevant now, as the recent disruption of routines may add additional intensity to pre-existing traumatic experiences for young children and their families.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Recognizing trauma
  • Building positive relationships with children
  • Strategies for providing consistent routines
  • The Pyramid Model and how it supports children's social and emotional development
  • How using effective teaching practices and building relationships with children can promote resilience and heal trauma


  • Sangeeta Parikshak, PhD, social science analyst and behavioral health lead, OHS
  • Lise Fox, PhD, professor of child and family studies in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida
  • Amy Hunter, LICSW, National Center on Early Childhood Health and Wellness; assistant professor, Center for Child and Human Development, Georgetown University

Target Audience

  • Head Start and Early Head Start leaders and staff
  • Head Start community partners