Today’s the day – welcome to my spring 2017 book study! We’ll be taking a closer look at children and trauma. The book of choice is Dr. Sara E. Langworthy’s Bridging the Relationship Gap: Connecting with Children Facing Adversity. “Bridging the Relationship Gap” is a useful resource for professionals who work with children facing adversity, for educators who are teaching the next generation of child care providers, and for caregivers who are trying to provide the best care for their children during difficult times.
Participate in weekly discussions and ponder each chapter with others in the field. Paid participants ($30) will have access to guest content experts, along with the author for weekly discussions! They’ll also receive a certificate of participation/completion afterwards (follow these steps)
Participants of this book study will:
- Learn about the ecological, biological, and cultural factors that contribute to the achievement and relationship gaps.
- Examine different attachment styles and learn how to recognize them in children.
- Understand how stress and trauma affect brain development and behavior.
- Learn techniques for dealing with tough situations.
- Discover ways to foster recovery and resiliency in children.
The first guest expert commentary will be released tomorrow (Thurs. 2/2/17) on this blog https://enhancingyoungminds.com/. Paid participants will have full access to the password protected post of the guest expert’s commentary and a private learning community! Non-paying participants will have limited access through this blog and are welcome to participate in open discussions (just REPLY to each blog post weekly). After you’ve read Chapter 1, reply to the correlating blog post with your reactions, thoughts, ideas, questions, etc. I look forward to the discussion!
*Pay by visiting https://enhancingyoungminds.com/ and clicking on the Paypal icon under Pay for Book Study in the upper right-hand corner.
*JOIN ANYTIME Even though the live study begins Feb. 1, 2017, you are free to join at any time and complete at your own pace! Pay and participate in all 7 discussions to receive your certificate (MN Develop Approved)
8. Supporting Development (Social-Emotional, Language/Literacy, Mathematical Thinking, Physical Dev)
KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCY FRAMEWORK AREA(S)
VI: Professionalism (3 Hours)
CDA CONTENT AREAS
Content Area VI: Maintaining a commitment to professionalism (3 Hours)