Infant-Toddler Trauma-Informed Care Project (ITTI Care)
ITTI Care works with the existing early care and education workforce support system to expand and strengthen trauma-informed knowledge and practice within the communities they serve. Our goal is to build a professional development framework for the infant/toddler child care workforce across North Carolina to promote trauma-informed child care and early childhood workforce wellness. Project staff train and support professionals (e.g., technical assistants, consultants, mentors, higher education practicum support) in coaching roles with licensed child care programs serving infants and toddlers to become experts in trauma-informed child care. These ITTI Care-trained coaches will then train and coach infant/toddler teachers, family child care home professionals and child care center directors to: 1) Promote understanding of the impacts of stress and trauma on infants and toddlers, 2) Support infant/toddler teaching practices that develop and strengthen supportive, resilience-building relationships and environments, and 3) Identify effective strategies to support child care provider well-being.
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|State or Local?
|Anson, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Catawba, Chowan, Cleveland, Durham, Forsyth, Gates, Gaston, Guilford, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Johnston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Richmond, Stanly, Union, Vance, Wake, Wilkes
|Duke Center for Child & Family Policy
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|Racial Equity Lens