Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-242) and index.
Defining trauma -- the stress response and fear-based behavior -- The effect of trauma on relationships -- The effect of maltreatment on sensory processing -- The effect of trauma on self-regulation -- The effect of trauma on social skills -- The effect of trauma on developmental processes and learning -- Implications for the physical environment -- Organization of time -- Implications for approaches to learning -- Organizing the trauma-informed classroom for play.
"As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing." -- Back cover