Understanding The Impact of Trauma in Early Childhood
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Understanding The Impact of Trauma in Early Childhood

The Biological Impact of Early Childhood Trauma on Brain Development and Social-Emotional Functioning
4.4 (14 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
619 students enrolled
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 40 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Define trauma
  • Understand the developmental implications of early childhood trauma
  • Understand the prevalence of trauma
  • Identify the basic brain structures involved in the biological response to trauma
  • Understand how toxic stress impacts the brain
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Requirements
  • No special materials required
Description

“Mary Allison was wonderful in her teaching role! I wanted to hear every bit of what Mary Allison had to say.”

“I loved all the knowledge and statistics Mary Allison gave. It explained the impact of the severity of childhood experiences.”

Did you know that 46% of children will experience a traumatic event before the age of 18?

In this course, you will learn the definition of trauma and what constitutes early childhood trauma. You will learn about how trauma biologically impacts brain development and how that can lead to negative health and social outcomes. By learning about trauma, you will be able to develop the skills you need to adopt a perspective of compassion.

This course is packed with jaw-dropping statistics and information. You won't need any special materials to take this course other than your curiosity and pen and paper for note taking.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in learning more about how trauma can negatively effect brain development, particularly in early childhood
  • This class is important for early learning professionals, parents, teachers, social workers, and anyone who works with or interacts with children
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What to Expect From This Course
4 Lectures 04:39



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Research shows that taking a test BEFORE we begin learning actually improves our understanding and retention of the material. Take this pre-test to see where you will need to focus your energy as you progress through the course.

Pre-Test: Test Your Starting of Course Concepts
10 questions
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Introduction to Trauma
4 Lectures 11:27


Trauma is Subjective
01:54

Rates of Trauma
02:00

Section 2 Quiz - Introduction to Trauma
5 questions
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Trauma and the Brain
6 Lectures 16:20
Early Childhood Brain Development
01:07

The Brain is Built from the Bottom Up
03:01

Brain Structures Important in Trauma
04:19

Implicit Memory
02:46

Right and Left Brain
02:36

The Trauma Shame Cycle
02:31

Section 3 Quiz - Trauma and The Brain
8 questions
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Trauma's Impact on Functioning
3 Lectures 04:14
Relationships
02:21

Imagination and Play
00:57

Learning and Cognition
00:56

Section 4 Quiz - Trauma's Impact on Functioning
3 questions
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Good News!
3 Lectures 03:17
Neuroplasticity
02:09

A Message of Hope
01:08

BONUS LECTURE!
2 pages
About the Instructor
Mary Allison Brown
4.2 Average rating
21 Reviews
914 Students
3 Courses
MSW, LICSW, Child and Infant Mental Health Specialist

Mary Allison Brown is a licensed clinical social worker with over 15 years of experience working with diverse children and families in a wide range of settings, including Head Start, special education, community mental health, and public child welfare. She has a master's degree in social work (MSW) from the University of Washington, as well as two years of specialized, graduate-level training in infant mental health from the University of Washington's Barnard Center for Infant Mental Health and Development. Mary Allison is a certified Child Mental Health Specialist.

Mary Allison believes strongly in the power of being a lifelong learner. To continue her professional growth and development, Mary Allison is a member of the Washington Association of Infant Mental Health, Postpartum Support International, and the International Association of Trauma Professionals. She is currently working toward recognition as a certified clinical trauma professional.

In addition to her clinical work, Mary Allison is the founder of Reflecting Relationships where she lists upcoming speaking engagements and blogs about topics related to her areas of interest. Mary Allison believes in the critical importance of early childhood education and she is a Washington Department of Early Learning state approved trainer. She is an experienced trainer and a strong advocate for children and families.