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Professional Resources for
Coping with Violence
Our hearts go out to the family members and others affected by the tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. We’ve compiled these online resources for parents, teachers, and others working with young children about coping with violence and talking to young children about tragedies they learn about in the media.
Child Care Aware - Helping families and children cope
In the wake of any kind of emergency or disaster - large or small - children and adults may feel anxious about their own safety and security. Child Care Aware offers resources for Parents, Caregivers, School Professionals and more.
Subtitled “A Guide for Parents and Educators,” this printable PDF contains concise tips for talking to children after traumatic events as well as resource links when more active intervention may be required.
Helping Children Cope with Tragedy-related Anxiety
This web page, from Mental Health America (formerly known as the National Mental Health Association), offers tips for parents in helping preschool-age children, as well as grade school-age children and adolescents, with tragedy-related anxiety.
After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
Authors Cathy Grace and Elizabeth Shores offer literature-based activities to help children who have been through a trauma. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with 50 children’s books, the discussion starters and writing and art activities in After the Crisis can be used by teachers to promote children’s ability to cope and heal.
Media Coverage of Traumatic Events
This web page discusses research findings that link watching media coverage of traumatic events with stress. The article gives viewing recommendations and other advice for parents of young children.
CAEYC Congratulates the 2012 Outstanding Service Award recipients!
Outstanding Service Award Outstanding Teacher Award
Kathy Queen Toni Cianciolo
Call for Consultants!
CAEYC on behalf of Connecticut Charts-A-Course is issuing an Open Call for Consultants to secure the expertise of trainers, consultants, observers and mentors for a variety of tasks that are implemented through subcontracts for CCAC.
Individuals who are interested in being considered for any of the functions listed in the Call for Consultants are required to apply (or re-apply if you have submitted a resume and other materials previously) to the Call by sending a cover letter, resume, and consultant questionnaire. Resumes and information submitted prior to July 1, 2012 are no longer valid and must be updated if you wish to be considered for current projects.
Deadline for response submission is June 30, 2013 at 2:00pm.
As a state affiliate of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the mission of the Connecticut Association for the Education of Young Children (CAEYC) is to enhance the care, education, and development of Connecticut's young children, in the context of family, and community; and to support the professionals who care for them. CAEYC provides training to increase the competencies of professionals and promotes them through support and advocacy activities. CAEYC achieves this by promoting a strong local affiliate structure, the development of leadership skills, and the coordination of informed advocacy dedicated to improving the quality of services for young children and their families.