The Trauma Informed Practices in Education Certificate is designed to prepare students to support and promote social-emotional competence in young children. Students acquire knowledge to integrate developmentally appropriate cognitive and social-emotional support strategies and skills to meet the diverse mental health needs of children. They are taught culturally responsive behavior and discipline techniques, practical prevention and intervention strategies, and a brain-appropriate curriculum.
Students will identify mental health community resources to help create and build respectful, reciprocal relationships that support children’s mental health and the families they serve.
- Demonstrate and apply their knowledge of developmentally appropriate cognitive and social-emotional support skills, strategies, and resources to promote social and emotional competence in young children in the educational setting.
- Define how discipline and stress affect learning and the mental health of young children.
- Describe how child abuse, culture, ability, self-concept, and a child’s experiences impact brain development.
- Examine the integration of child development theory and practice within the fields of early education and mental health.
- Analyze current research in children’s mental health topics and practices in provider and family support and strategies to provide mental health support.
Required Courses (2022-2023):
Child Development 220
|The Child as a Victim||3||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 221||Living and Teaching in a Diverse Society||3||Fall, Spring|
|Child Development 229||Brain Development and Learning||2||Fall|
|Child Development 230||Child Guidance and Classroom Management||2||Spring|
|Child Development 297||Analyzing and Applying Teacher Strategies in the Classroom||3||Fall, Spring|