National Child Welfare Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice, 2003. This guide summarizes the main ideas presented at an institute held in April 2000, in conjunction with the National Head Start Association training conference.
Silent Realities, Supporting Young Children and Their Families Who Experience Violence offers excellent information on the developmental stages of children and the ways in which exposure to violence and fear are commonly manifested at various developmental stages.
Review different stages of childhood development and have students identify the behaviors that often manifest as a result of exposure to violence and/or fear. Discuss creative strategies for working with children at different ages/developmental stages to help them cope with fear, as well as ways to help families provide a safe, supportive, and nurturing environment.