Assessing toxic stress and learning readiness in kindergarteners
Learning Areas:Assessment of individual and community needs for health education
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health
Discuss how trauma theory can explain problem behaviors in children Define toxic stress and its effects on the child Explain how early screening methods can segment the population of children facilitating interventions at all levels of prevention
Keyword(s): Mental Health, School-Based Programs
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the director of the Drama Therapy program at the Post Traumatic Stress Center in New Haven, CT. I am a clinician/trainer in their school-based program (A.L.I.V.E) and lead an early prevention initiative in an elementary school. I am a registered drama therapist and am active in the supervision and training of new drama therapists.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
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