20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning

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Course Text: Lally, J. R., Mangione, P. L., & Greenwald, D. (Eds.). (2006). Concepts for Care: 20 Essays on Infant/Toddler Development and Learning. San Francisco: WestEd.

  1. Using your own words, define and explain the term trauma. Then, based on the articles Mental Health Risk and Protective Factors, Risk and Protective Factors for Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Across the Life Cycle, and Child Trauma Tool Kit, explain how risk factors and protective factors related to children, families, and communities can influence a child's reaction to traumatic events.
  2. The impact of trauma is pervasive, affecting the physical development of the brain and the quality of children's relationships and attachments with others. Based on the article Effects of Tramatic Events on Young Children,describe the impact of trauma on each of these areas of young children's development.
  3. Identifying behaviors associated with child trauma plays a critical role in providing children with the support they need to develop and thrive. Based on the article Child Trauma Tool Kit and the "Working with Traumatized Young Children in Child Care and Education Settings" essay in Concepts for Care, identify and explain three behaviors that might indicate a child has experienced trauma. Next, explain why early identification is such an important component of providing children and families the support they need.
  4. Please cite work.

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School: New York University




Trauma and children life

Trauma definition
Trauma is an upsetting experience or a shock that is very severe with the
capability to cause damage psychologically. The definition of trauma can take two basic
orientation either psychological where the shock that the body experiences lead to a longlasting effect on the body. In pathological orientation, trauma is forms of injuries on the
body tissues leading to the development of wounds.
Risk factors and protective factors related to children reaction to traumatic events.

Child risk, neglect, and abuse have been contributed by different factors
prevailing in the society, the community and individual and relational combination (Fazel,
2012). Even though it is not the responsibility of children on to the harm and torture
subjected to them, there are some of the common factors that make the children more
susceptible to mistreated. Those factors that have a direct relationship with children
mistreatment are referred to us the risk factors. These factors lead to direct children
neglect and abuse although they may not necessarily have direct children suffering.
A protective factor can be characterized as a trademark at the biological,
psychological, family, or group level that is related with a lower probability of issue
results or that diminishes the negative effect of a hazard factor on issue results (Ehntholt,
2012). Among the factors, there are those that lead to the victimization of the children.
The risk factor under this category greatly influences children under the age bracket of
four years or less. Therefore, there arises a special and increased need for caregiver
burden such as in the cases of the mental health, disabled and other cases of physical
illness that is chronic.
The perpetration risk factors also exist within the society at large scale. Under the
perpetration factors, there are different risk factors at an individual point of view. In the
beginning, there have been a large number of a parent in the society who show no interest
in understanding their children needs. The parenting skills and the development of the
child exist at a small scale in such type of the parents. In some other communities, there
has been sufficient evidence of type of parent with a known history to mistreat their
children. Rising of children in such a family creates and sell fear to...

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