Professional Learning Series (PLS)


Early Childhood

Designed specifically for early childhood providers, this course explores how a child’s early experiences, both positive and negative, impacts early brain development and life outcomes. This four part series helps caregivers better understand how childhood adversity can affect their own interaction with children, families and co-workers.

The curriculum examines the Adverse Childhood Experience Study (ACEs) and the broader context of trauma. It addresses how these early experiences impact neurodevelopment and what this means in the early childhood classroom, secondary trauma and self-care. Additionally, it provides the foundational understanding of social emotional learning and classroom strategies.

Course Overview (Series of four live online sessions of two hours each)

1. Foundational Trauma/ACE education: Including neurobiology and epigenetics.

2. Effects of stress: Personal, professional and self-care. 

3. Behaviors and stress: Classroom strategies including safe environments.  

4. Trauma Informed Approach: What the past and current social conditions mean in the classroom. 

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September 8, 10, 15, 17, 2020

In partnership with

Alliance for Kids

Peaceful Households Instructors, Curriculum and Educational Approach

Peaceful Households provides childhood adversity and trauma education to individuals, public and private organizations of all sizes and industries. Our experienced instructors were originally trained under the direction of Dr. Rob Anda, co-founder of the ACE study. Today, we incorporate into our teachings the science and works of several leading experts such as Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Cathy Malchiodi, Dr. Martin Teicher, Dr. Phillip Fischer, Dr. Ed Tronick and more. Also playing a role in our curriculum are the studies and research published by the likes of The Center of the Developing Child at Harvard University, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others. To bring this altogether in a meaningful way, our approach embraces real-life examples to bridge the divide between research, theory and practical application.

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