Understanding the Importance of Screening & Assessing for Trauma in Young Children​

Understanding the Importance of Screening & Assessing for Trauma in Young Children​

A free live training that focuses on the impact of trauma on young children and teaches you how to identify when a young child might need a referral for assessment.

Why Screen for Trauma

  • ​​Many children entering the foster care system have experienced trauma.
  • Young children can especially be affected by chronic exposure to trauma.
  • Children with trauma symptoms have a 46% higher chance of placement instability
  • Identifying trauma and appropriately responding is critical to ensuring a young child's well-being.
  • Screening helps identify trauma symptoms earlier and have children referred to appropriate treatment

What You Will Learn

  • An overview of Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECMH​)
  • Why addressing early childhood trauma is so important ​
  • How to recognize concerns ​
  • When to make a referral​
  • Which types of clinician to refer to

95% of our past trauma training participants learned new information that they could apply in their work.



Training Duration

3 Hours

Who Should Attend

Guardians ad litem, county attorneys, parents attorneys, Judges, CASA, FCRO, caseworkers, and other professionals in the child welfare, alternative response, or other systems working with at-risk children.

Continuing Education Credits

You will receive a certificate of attendance, agenda, and handouts, which can be used for submitting and requesting CE credit on your own.

Upcoming Training Dates

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