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Explore our collection of gray research literature (e.g., publicly available reports and briefs published by government agencies, and for-profit and nonprofit organizations), peer-reviewed journal articles, survey instruments, webinars, and descriptions of projects funded by the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation. Learn more about the scope of our collection.

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Cieslak Roman, Shoji Kotaro, Luszczynska Aleksandra, Taylor Sandra, Rogala Anna, 2013
Instruments
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Harden Brenda Jones, January, 2015
Fact Sheets & Briefs
We briefly summarize what is known about the impact of trauma on infants and toddlers, and the intervention strategies that could potentially protect them from the adverse consequences of traumatic experiences. We focus on interventions that support…
Stone Jennifer, Bray Susan, 2015
Other
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Children experience trauma more often than many early childhood educators realize. As many as 26% of children experience multiple trauma events such as abuse, neglect, parental substance abuse, parental incarceration, and so forth. Trauma impacts…
Ruprecht Karen, Tomlin Angela M., Perkins Kelley J., Viehweg Stephan, March, 2020
Other
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Early care and education workers are increasingly recognizing their role in helping children who have experienced trauma, including extended parental separations due to incarceration. These children may have emotional reactions and behaviors that…
Payne Katherina A., Adair Jennifer Keys, Sachdeva Shubhi, April, 2020
Other
We offer one experience and story of Luis, his peers, and his teachers as evidence of how attending to civicness reframes social emotional learning as a more collective endeavor. We consider how Luis's teachers and classmates approached his social…
Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, December, 2019
Other
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Young children's experience of trauma is associated with a wide range of adverse events and circumstances, including abuse and neglect, domestic violence, loss of a parent, and community violence. Policymakers and practitioners are increasingly…
Ferguson Daniel, January, 2017
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This Research-to-Policy Resource List identifies resources in the Research Connections collection published in the past 10 years that examine the role child care and early education can play in both preventing traumatic experiences and in supporting…
Saint Gilles Marla Pfenninger, Carlson John S., February, 2020
Reports & Papers
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This study investigated the effects of a pilot implementation of a trauma supplement intervention, based on the Attachment, Regulation, and Competency (ARC) Model (Blaustein & Kinniburgh, 2019), on Head Start agency attitudes, teacher secondary…
Capo Karen, Espinoza Lori, Khadam-Hir Jordan, Paz Debra, January-March 2019
Other
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This reflection on practice provides a foundation for understanding the impact of Hurricane Harvey on teachers and children across the Texas Gulf Coast. It also documents the emergence of a professional development initiative born when early…
Park Maki, Katsiaficas Caitlin, April, 2019
Fact Sheets & Briefs
This issue brief seeks to raise awareness of the need for trauma-informed services for young children of immigrants and refugees as well as for their families. In addition to providing a profile of this population and an overview of the effects that…
Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, Bringewatt Elizabeth H., April, 2017
Other
In this report, we describe early childhood trauma and its effects, offer promising strategies for ECE programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma, and present recommendations for state policymakers and other stakeholders…
Bartlett Jessica Dym, Smith Sheila, Bringewatt Elizabeth H., April, 2017
Executive Summary
In this report, we describe early childhood trauma and its effects, offer promising strategies for ECE programs and systems to help young children who have experienced trauma, and present recommendations for state policymakers and other stakeholders…
Koplow Lesley, Dean Noelle, Blachly Margaret, April, 2020
Other
Emotionally Responsive Practice (ERP) is a trauma-informed approach to supporting social and emotional well-being in schools (Koplow, 2002, 2007, 2009, 2014). Developed at Bank Street College of Education, ERP teaches adults to understand children…
Loomis Alysse M., November, 2018
Other
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Schools are increasingly being leveraged as intervention points to address childhood trauma due to the well-established links between childhood trauma exposure and poor child well-being outcomes. However, although preschool-aged children experience…
Berger Ronen, Lahad Mooli, August 2010
Other
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An overview of the application of nature therapy coupled with creative therapeutic methods to help children develop resilience to trauma, based on research on the Safe Place program in 110 Israeli kindergartens to support over 6,000 children exposed…
Holmes Cheryl, Levy Michelle, Smith Avis, Pinne Susan, Neese Paula, June, 2015
Reports & Papers
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The all too common exposure of young children to traumatic situations and the life-long consequences that can result underscore the need for effective, developmentally appropriate interventions that address complex trauma. This paper describes Head…
Herman Allison N., Whitaker Robert C., March, 2020
Reports & Papers
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In a previously reported randomized trial, we used both quantitative and qualitative methods to assess the impact of a professional development course, Enhancing Trauma Awareness, to increase trauma-informed care among preschool teachers in a large…
Cummings Katrina P., Swindell Jami, September, 2019
Other
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Recently, the Division for Early Childhood (2016) released a position statement on child maltreatment that highlights the need for effective supports for children who experience trauma and their families. To address this need, this article…
Douglass Anne L., Chickerella Rachel, Maroney Meredith R., April-June 2021
Reports & Papers
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An extraordinary number of young children are exposed to trauma that impacts their development and well-being. Early care and education (ECE) programs are uniquely positioned to support children exposed to trauma yet may lack access to resources…

Sutterby John A., 2015
Other
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A special issue of the journal Advances in Early Education and Day Care, focusing on sensitive topics such as race/ethnicity, classism, sexuality, childhood trauma, and maltreatment
McConnico Neena, Boynton-Jarrett Renee, Bailey Courtney, Nandi Meghna, May, 2016
Reports & Papers
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Traumatic experiences are common in early childhood and may have enduring consequences on health and development. Cost-effective and developmentally appropriate interventions are needed to support the educational success of children affected by…
Whitaker Robert C., Herman Allison N., Dearth-Wesley Tracy, Smith Hannah G., Burnim Samuel B., Myers Ellen L., Saunders Allison M., Kainz Kirsten, 26 April, 2019
Reports & Papers
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IMPORTANCE Adverse childhood experiences are common and are associated with changes in early development and learning, but training early childhood educators in trauma-informed approaches to care has not been evaluated with randomized clinical…
Park Soo, Stephens Samuel A., July, 2015
Bibliographies
Research Connections conducted a comprehensive search of its collection for resources focused on supporting children 0 to 6 years experiencing homelessness through early childhood education programs. Key words used in the search were homeless…
Rocha Áurea M. Vericat, Ruitenberg Claudia W., June, 2019
Other
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While it should be obvious on moral grounds that abusing children in any shape or form is wrong, biological, medical and economic arguments have been necessary to bring attention to the longstanding impact of early childhood trauma. In particular,…
Hurley Jennifer J., Saini Saveta, Warren Rachel A., Carberry Alissa J., January, 2013
Reports & Papers
Peer Reviewed
Response to intervention is being applied to early childhood settings for the support of positive behavioural and social development through the Pyramid Model [Fox, L., Carta, J., Strain, P.S., Dunlap, G., & Hemmeter, M.L. (2010). Response to…