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Supporting Young Children to Cope, Build Resilience and Heal from Trauma through Play

(PreK-2 grade age focus)

July 25, 2023 @ 5:15 pm 6:45 pm

Course Description

For children who experience trauma, play is a powerful tool that provides them with a context to transform the experiences that are overwhelming, frightening, and unimaginable into manageable and predictable events that they have control over. In this training, we go deeper in understanding the intersection of trauma and play and how to support children to have a voice and pathways to heal. This training will be geared at parenting young children ages 3-10ish.

After this course, participants will be able to:

1) Describe the four parts of the brain and how each part is impacted by trauma and stress and how play supports healing

2) Identify 1-2 trauma-responsive strategies to support a child during expressions of trauma during their play

Therapist Trainer Biography

Julie Kurtz is the founder of the Center for Optimal Brain Integration (COBI) in Santa Clara County. The single objective of COBI is to give VOICE to all children and adults who have experienced trauma. COBI’s approach, based on research and evidence, is to help children and adults find a path for healing. With almost half the nation’s children having experienced at least one or more types of serious childhood trauma (National Survey of Children’s Health), this translates to an estimated 34,825,978 children nationwide.

Online Registration Required to Receive Zoom Joining Link:

Please complete the online form below to register for this virtual training. Watch your email to receive the zoom link to join. A training certificate can be requested after attending in the evaluation for 1.5 hours. Reach out to Judy@helponechild.org to request a virtual one to one match for childcare or with any questions about receiving your certificate.


July 25, 2023
5:15 pm – 6:45 pm
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CA United States

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