Recognizing Trauma and Its Impact on Young Children: Implications for EC Teacher Educators

Higher Education Faculty Series:  March 26, 2015
Presented by Dr. Tracy Fehrenbach

How to recognize post-traumatic reactions in young children.
 Becoming familiar with the impact of trauma exposure on early learning and other key areas of functioning.
An introduction to how working with traumatized children in the classroom can impact teachers.
 Where to find additional trauma-informed resources for educators and family members.

Tracy Fehrenbach, Ph.D. is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, where she serves as the Associate Director of the Center for Child Trauma Assessment and Service Planning and directs three projects examining the impact of various interventions for youth and families impacted by trauma. For the past 15 years, Dr. Fehrenbach has specialized in clinical work, evaluation and research with traumatized populations, including young children impacted by interpersonal traumas such as domestic violence, physical and sexual abuse.  She has a particular interest in working with traditional underserved populations and efforts to make trauma-informed services maximally sensitive and relevant for various cultures.