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Early Childhood Leaders Managing the Stress of Working in Response to COVID-19, in partnership with continued.com

March 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

Learn to manage your own stress response to the uncertain climate created by COVID-19 and identify concrete practical strategies to buffer stress and build resilience, in partnership with continued.com.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to tune in and notice their body’s individual reaction to stress.
  2. After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for creating environments that support adults to buffer their stress response system and promote resilience.
  3. After this course, participants will be able to describe the stress-reducing, resilience-building tool called H.O.P.E.

This session will be led by…

Julie Kurtz, M.S. Email: optimalbrainintegration@gmail.com

Julie Kurtz is the founder and CEO of Center for Optimal Brain Integration™ providing trauma, resilience and social-emotional training, consultation and support services nationally. She is a co-author with Dr. Nicholson of Trauma-Informed Practices for Early Childhood Educators: Relationship-Based Approaches that Support Healing and Build Resilience in Young Children (2019) and the Co-Author with Dr. Nicholson and Dr. Wesley of: Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators (2019). Julie Kurtz is the creator of the phone/tablet Application (APP) Trigger Stop: Sensory and Emotional Check-In designed specifically for children ages 3-8 years to promote sensory and emotional literacy and to support self-regulation.

Julie Nicholson, Ph.D. Email: julie.m.nicholson@gmail.com

Julie Nicholson, Ph.D. is a Professor of Practice in the School of Education at Mills College, Senior Fellow for Childhood Education International, Co-Founder of the new Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education and the Chief Strategy Officer for Center for Optimal Brain Integration™. Dr. Nicholson conducts community-engaged scholarship and her teaching, research and publications emphasize a range of topics related to social justice and equity especially leadership, racial and gender justice and the impact of trauma on children, adults and systems. She has published over 30 research articles in peer reviewed journals and many books including titles examining trauma-informed practice and culturally responsive self-care for early educators.

LaWanda Wesley, Ed.D. Email: lwesley77@gmail.com

LaWanda Wesley, Ed.D. earned a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership and Management with a concentration in Higher Education from Drexel University. She is Co-Director of the Center for Equity in Early Childhood Education and Director of Quality Enhancement and Professional Development of Early Education for Oakland Unified School District.  She is dedicated to changing the lives of all children, especially those from communities of color, poverty, and furthest reach from opportunity.  Dr. Wesley is the co-author of the second book in the trauma series called Culturally Responsive Self-Care for Early Childhood Educators.  She trains on trauma modules 100 and 200 in the series and trauma informed care topics that have a lens of equity and justice.

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Details

Date:
March 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT
Event Category:

Venue

Online

Organizer

Region 9 Head Start Association
Phone:
916-259-0971
Email:
headstartr9@region9hsa.org
Website:
https://www.region9hsa.org/

The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.


The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.
  • Provide resources to assist our members in compliance and professional development.

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2131 Capitol Avenue, Suite 307
Sacramento, CA 95816

916-259-0971
headstartr9@region9hsa.org

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Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada

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