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Spokane, WA, public health nurses create trauma-sensitive toolkit for parents/caregivers


Public health nurses at Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD) developed a 178-page toolkit -- 1*2*3 Care -- for caregivers of children. They define caregivers as parents, grandparents, child care providers, teachers, and others who care for children daily.

They describe the toolkit as supporting caregivers on their journey towards "trauma sensitivity".

The toolkit can be downloaded as a whole, or individual topics can be downloaded separately. The toolkit also includes handouts for caregivers.

The topics include:

  • The Brain -- Stress and early brain development, understanding adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and accompanying parent handouts.
  • Resilience
  • Attachment
  • Cues
  • Emotions
  • Emotional Regulation
  • Behavior
  • Discipline
  • Repair
  • Self-Care
  • Military Families 


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