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Early Childhood Workshop on Trauma Sensitive Classrooms

Turtle Wing Foundation will again be partnering with Schulenburg/Weimar Area Parents as Teachers to provide quality training for early childhood educators, daycare providers, their staff, and all parents of young children. The next training will be on Thursday, November 4 from 6-8 PM at Fayette County Ag Building training room (255 Svoboda Ln., La Grange). The presenter is Dawn McMillan of Full Circle Whole Child. McMillan has 23 years as a special education teacher, 15 of which she worked with students with behavioral challenges. The program will cover “Trauma Sensitive Early Childhood Classrooms”. Objectives to be covered include but may not be limited to:

-Expressions of trauma in early childhood settings;

-Impact of trauma on attachment and the brain;

-How to set up a trauma sensitive classroom;

-Helping children and their families that have experienced trauma.

This training is open to anyone interested, but an RSVP is requested to help with planning the meal that will be provided. To RSVP call 979-505-5090 or e-mail susie@turtlewingfoundation.org and leave the names of attendees so that certificates may be prepared. Two workshop hours will be provided for those needing continuing education for their workplace.

To learn more about PAT visit their website at www.sw-pat.org. For information on how Turtle Wing Foundation helps families in rural areas with individuals who have learning challenges, visit www.turtlewingfoundation.org or like and follow them on Facebook.