The Toolkits were produced in 2014 by the SCSC Project and provide over 300 pages of resources and materials to support trauma-informed practice with high needs children birth to age 5 and their families.
Two editions were prepared to serve different audiences:
- For child welfare professionals - materials to support trauma-informed practice with very young children and their families and to enhance collaboration with early educators
- For early childhood professionals (in Western MA and Statewide) - materials to support trauma-informed practice with children at risk for or involved with the child welfare system and to enhance collaboration with child welfare professionals
Many materials are also appropriate for professionals in allied fields, e.g. early childhood mental health, early intervention, home visiting, family support.
Table of Contents
- Impact of Early Abuse and Neglect
- Behavior as Communication
- Home Visits
- Building Relationships with Young Children
- Collaborating with Early Educators/Child Welfare
- Community Resources*
- Materials to Share with Parents
- Learn More
*Some community resources are generic and available in most communities in Massachusetts. Others are specific to Franklin and Hampshire counties and the North Quabbin area, the geographic area served by SCSC.