Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Early Childhood Special Education Studies: M.S.
Child and Family Studies
School of Education
Ming Chi Own
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Trauma Child Development Repair Resilience
The Effects of Trauma on Early Childhood Development
The purpose of this paper is to review research literature on how trauma and traumatic events impact early childhood development. If children experience trauma early in life, will their development be impacted? Fortunately, infant mental health and early childhood mental health are at the forefront of early childhood research to discover if and how trauma impacts development. Qualitative and quantitative research was reviewed and used to create this paper. All six studies were reviewed regarding the effects of trauma on early childhood development and young children’s brains. Changes in brain formation, the brain’s response to stimuli, and impacts on child development were main focal points all articles shared. Educators and those working with young children must be aware of the symptoms of trauma and the effects on child development.
Building Resilience and Repair in Children after Trauma
The purpose of this paper is to review research literature on how educators can build resilience and repair in children after trauma and stress. Training educators, child care professionals, and other individuals who work with or around children on a daily basis, to build resilience, is a major goal in the world of Early Childhood Education. Many of these trainings include promoting repair in children after trauma and ongoing stress and supplying caregivers and educators with a variety of resources. I review five qualitative and quantitative studies reported over the last five years that examine building resilience and repair in children after experiencing trauma.
Evers, Adrianna L., "The Effects of Trauma on Early Childhood Development/Building Resilience and Repair in Children after Trauma" (2018). Culminating Projects in Child and Family Studies. 30.