Researchers at Psychology Today have found that “resilient people don't walk between the raindrops; they have scars to show for their experience. They struggle—but keep functioning anyway. Resilience is not the ability to escape unharmed.”
Trauma can undermine resilience because it challenges the very things that make us strong. According to Dr. Judith Herman, “Traumatic events overwhelm the ordinary systems of care that give people a sense of control, connection, and meaning”. By helping children restore and enhance their sense of control, connection, and meaning—through the skills described above and in many other ways—we can give them opportunities to persevere and thrive.
We here at H&H Child Care Training believe that all children deserve a positive learning environment with adults who care for them and help them build their resilience, which is why we have created classes on supporting children such as Children’s Keepers: Building Childhood Resilience. Visit our website to see a full list of classes on how to support the children in your classroom.
H & H Child Care Training Courses grant .2 CEUs or more as well as awarding state approved clock hours of 2 or more for all childcare centers, and family childcare providers in many states. Check with your licensing agency to check for any additional requirements and to see if we are approved in your home state.