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Closed Private Trial Module - Pre-K or Early Childhood Teacher: Trauma Informed Education - A Lens into the Classroom

Cognitive Behavioural Education's professional learning modules offer teachers a trauma informed lens into the classroom. Empowering teachers to develop strategies and resource to support the emotional, cognitive and psychological development of students.

Age/Grade Range

2 - 5 Year Olds




3.5.2; 4.1.2; 4.3.2; 4.4.2;

Participants will gain a deeper understanding of trauma informed strategies with these 

learning outcomes: 

Module 1: What do we know?  [Neurobiology]

1. Understand the reptilian, mammalian and thinking brain

a. Hand model of the brain

2. Understanding ideal neuro-sequential development  

a. Effect of Attachment and attunement  

b. Input of the neurobiology and sensory processing

c. The four lobes of the cerebral cortex

3. Defining Trauma

a. Evaluating the impact of trauma on the developing brain

b. Adverse Childhood Experience (ACES) and impacts of trauma across the lifespan


Module 2: What do we see? [Behaviour]

1. Trauma related behaviours in ages 2-5years

a. Case study – Jaxon 3yrs old

b. Trauma trigger recognition

2. Behavioural presentation of Jaxon’s trauma

3. Using the B.E.S.T model for Analytical evaluation of Behaviour

a. Behaviour – what do we see/experience the child doing?

b. Emotions – What is the child feeling?

c. Safety – What are the presenting safety issues?  

d. Thoughts – What is the child thinking?

4. Child’s world view

a. View of self – Who am I?

b. View of others – Who can I trust?

c. View of the world/environment – Where do I fit/belong?

5. Symptoms of pathological diagnosis or trauma related behaviours  

a. Analysis of diagnostic criteria of trauma and learning or social difficulties for children in early childhood


Module 3: What do we do? [Intervention]            

1. Neuroplasticity – What is neuroplasticity?

a. How appropriate interventions can rewire the brain

1. Youtube Video link

2. Behaviour related interventions for early childhood

a. What intervention shouldn’t look like? …restrictive practices

b. What are the practices that we need to replace it with?

c. Using the B.E.S.T model of behaviour analysis to develop individual therapeutic interventions  

d. Behavioural interventions – Case Study (Jaxon)

3. Child specific behavioural Interventions

a. How do we use Socratic questioning – engaging with the child to build curiosity or information

b. Interventions to support social skills

4. Teacher based interventions

a. Emotional regulation and some tools of emotional regulation.

b. The use of PACE in the classroom

c. Co regulation and interactive repair


Module 4: What do we change? [Building Resources – Well-being / Safety]

1. Tools and resources

a. In the classroom

i. Development of classroom rating scale

ii. Progressive muscle relaxation for children.

b. In the child-teacher relationship

i. Building resilience through relationship

2. Ethics in working with Traumatised children.

a. Mandatory reporter responsibilities

b. Mandatory Reporter process

c. Supervision

3. Vicarious Trauma

a. What is vicarious trauma?

b. How can Vicarious Trauma effect care givers

c. Strategies for managing vicarious trauma.



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