Separation, Deployment Trauma and Early Development   [Archived Catalog]
2019-2020 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 652 - Separation, Deployment Trauma and Early Development

3 Credit(s)
This course will examine the different ways trauma can affect young children. Students will also understand the impact of deployment on children and will learn to understand the effects of the separation of the child from the parent both in the short or long term. Topics in this course will include causes of stress for children and childhood of trauma. Students will learn ways of enhancing resilience in young children. In this course, students will learn to find referral services for young children who have been exposed to trauma. They will learn about the cycle and stages of deployment, the difficulties faced by the deployed parent and the child, ways to speak to children about deployment and ways to recognize warning signs of trauma in young children.