Children in care. Information for kindergarten teachers. Purpose. This presentation provides information to help teachers understand some of the challenges, and better support children in care.
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This presentation provides information to help teachers understand some of the challenges, and better support children in care.
It is informed by Calmer Classrooms: A guide to working with traumatized children, by Laurel Downey, 2007, available at:http://www.ccyp.vic.gov.au/childsafetycommissioner/publications/parents_resources.htm.
Children in care may need many repetitions of the same activity to learn new skills and behaviours. Kindergarten teachers can work to develop positive relationships with children in care by understanding some of the challenges for these children.
* the ability to recognise, understand and appropriately express emotions.
* reacting aggressively and trying to control their environments, reacting negatively to discipline
† withdrawal, inattention, pre-occupied fear state, blank, numb.