Separation, Deployment Trauma, and Early Development   [Archived Catalog]
2021-2022 Academic Catalog and Student Handbook

ECE 416 - 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 and of the parent's absence in the child's life for a short or long term. Topics will include:

  • What is Early Childhood Trauma?
  • What causes stress for children?
  • Childhood Symptoms and Behaviors Associated with Exposure to Trauma
  • Enhancing Resilience in Young Children
  • Identifying and Providing Services to Young Children Who Have Been Exposed to Trauma
  • Effects of separation on children
  • Overview of the cycle and stages of deployment
  • Understanding reactions to deployment
  • Talking to children about deployment
  • Coping with high-threat deployment
  • Warning signs in young children