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Tender Topics: Handling Trauma with Children and Youth
language English, Spanish

Course Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:
  • Define trauma, types of trauma and/or tender topics, and list possible symptoms of reactions to trauma in children and youth
  • List strategies that can be used when discussing sensitive or traumatic topics with young children and youth
  • Identify ways to provide ongoing assistance to children and youth in the classroom whom have experienced traumatic events or are working through sensitive subjects


schedule 1 Hour
star_outline 0.10 CEUs
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computer 1 year unlimited access
verified_user Certificate of completion
face Early childhood training approval


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 different ways.

This course will help with identifying 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.

Not all courses are approved for early care and education in every state. Please check State and CEU Approvals page for details.