March 22, 2018 - ProSolutions Training (PST) has launched a new online training course for early childhood educators, including child care and preschool directors, administrators, and teachers. This online course helps train caregivers on the best ways to talk to children about tender topics such as trauma and other sensitive subjects.
According to the American Psychological Association, more than two-thirds of children report experiencing a traumatic event by age 16. From traumatic events, such as child abuse and neglect or witnessing disturbing world events on the news, to sensitive topics, such as children’s questions about skin color or disabilities, young children and youth process these stressful events in many ways.
This interactive online course will help teachers identify stress-related behaviors in young children, as well as ways to talk with them about those events in a way that supports and facilitates their ability to cope.
After completing the course, educators will be able to better define trauma, types of trauma and/or tender topics, and list possible symptoms of reactions to trauma in children and youth. The course also teaches helpful strategies that can be used when discussing sensitive or traumatic topics with young children and youth.
Teachers can also identify new ways to provide ongoing assistance to children and youth in the classroom who have experienced traumatic events or are working through sensitive subjects.
"This is an important course for caregivers to learn how to effectively handle difficult situations,” said ProSolutions Training President Carla Rogg. "Our goal is to provide early childhood educators with the tools and information they need to succeed. This course is only one of many valuable online courses PST has available for training and professional development.”
The course lasts one hour and accounts for 0.10 CEU credits. Early childhood educators, caregivers, social workers, or others interested in the topic can purchase the course individually or register for an individual annual subscription for access to more than 100 courses available in both English and Spanish at a discounted rate. This course may also provide credit toward your state's annual training requirement. Check your state's course menu for approval information.
About ProSolutions Training
ProSolutions Training offers more than 100 individual online courses, multi-course packages, and certificates in early care and education and human services subject areas. PST has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and awards IACET CEUs to students at no additional cost. Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check the website for state details.
PST also offers the 120-hour CDA curriculum required to complete the formal education requirement for the nation Child Development Associate (CDA) Credential™ of the Council for Professional Recognition. PST also offers the 45-hour curriculum providing the coursework for the CDA. The Council requires renewal training to be specific to the credential type. In July 2017, PST received the Council’s new CDA® Gold Standard Training Certification recognized for the quality of their online coursework, the support services provided for students and a comprehensive learning management system.