When children hear or learn of random acts of violence, whether near or far, their sense of safety in the world is challenged. Join us at this First 5 Institute Smart Lunch as we watch a Sesame Street in Communities webinar to learn strategies to help reassure, soothe, and comfort them. In this webinar, content creator Kama Einhorn will help us to understand the difficult reality of community violence and its effect on young children. More than that, she'll walk us through five strategies we can use to offer comfort and hope to the children and families we care for. We'll learn that even though we can't control many events, we still hold a lot of power in our own hands.
Define community violence
Understand how community violence may affect young children
Explore strategies to help children cope
Look at ways providers and caregivers can take care of themselves during troubling times and after disturbing events so they can be at their best for children
Professionals and Providers serving young children and their families – feed your belly & feed your brain! The 0-to-5 Smart Lunch features experts and speakers, some local, some from afar, addressing a variety of early childhood topics and concerns. Lunch is provided – come learn, have lunch and network! 30 spots are available for each 0-to-5 Smart Lunch. Register early to hold a spot.
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