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EDU 2101 Introduction to Early Childhood Trauma

This course is an introductory course that looks at the effects of trauma on the brain, learning, and social and emotional intelligence.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Education
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate knowledge of adverse and protective childhood experiences and describe the impact on individuals, families, schools and the community.
  • Examine and describe the correlations between early childhood trauma and theory, and identify pro-social teaching strategies to support children with adverse childhood experiences.
  • Describe the characteristics of social emotional development across the developmental continuum birth through fifth grade.
  • Identify current trends and issues related to trauma for families and communities and describe the impact this has on the field of early childhood education birth through fifth grade.
  • Articulate an understanding of the impact of early childhood trauma on the brain, learning outcomes, emotional intelligence, our community and society as a whole.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3