“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.
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.
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.