Cockroaches, Crowding, and Crying: The Effects of Toxic Stress on Young Children
Time:9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Credit Available:0.5 CEUs; 5 SWCEUs; Approved by the Illinois Early Intervention Training Program for PARTIAL CREDIT: 1.0 hour in Atypical Development and 2.0 hours in Working with Families
Young children are developmentally affected by a variety of environmental risk factors, including poverty, abuse, neglect, and unstable housing conditions, among other tragic circumstances. Nearly 40% of children in Illinois ages birth to five live at or below the 85% Federal Poverty Level. Children who experience ongoing toxic stress in their early years and do not receive developmental support are at risk for academic failure and other negative outcomes. Participants will learn to identify the effects of toxic stress on young children, and will be encouraged to collaborate with one another to share strategies and resources which support their work with vulnerable populations.