Description: Researchers from the University of Michigan identified that stress in children ranks in the top five child health concerns (C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital 2010). Some stress is both normal and in fact healthy, as it gives us opportunities for growth, such as fear of the dark and finding strategies to manage that fear. Stress in moderation supports the learning process, however, when stress causes imbalance in a child’s life, it can have life- long negative consequences. Children react in many different ways to stress. In this course, we will identify some of the causes of extreme stress in children, such as grief, illness, poverty, abuse, witnessing violence, and other traumas. Participants will review different strategies to help young children cope with chronic stress.
Course Dates: The webinars will take place on both Monday, February 4th and Monday, February 11th 6:30pm-8:30pm with additional coursework done in between sessions
Core Competency: 4: Health, Safety, and Nutrition
Pre-requisites: This class will be taught in a webinar format, in two 2-hour live webinars with required homework assignments. In order to participate in this class you must have a computer and speakers, high speed internet, an email account, and basic computer skills (using the internet, downloading and attaching documents to email, and navigating the webinar software).
Applications closed Monday, January 28th at 9am and you will be notified Tuesday, January 29th if you have been accepted into the course.