Module 6 Assignment #4: The Impact of Trauma (6/11-6/14)

After watching the video, answer the following questions:

  1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
  2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?
  3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

Reply to 2 other comments!

40 thoughts on “Module 6 Assignment #4: The Impact of Trauma (6/11-6/14)

  1. emily soto

    1. three things that stuck out to me is 1)when she says that in the mid 90’s the CDC discovered an exposure that dramatically increased the risk for 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the united states in high doses it affects the brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems ,and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed . those who are exposed in very high doses have tripled the life time risk heart disease and lung cancer ,in a twenty year difference in life expectancy . she went on to say that doctors are not trained in routine screening and treatment. she explains that the exposure that she is talking about isn’t a pestilent but childhood trauma. This caught my attention because she start off by talking about childhood trauma she caught your attention by going about it the way she did. secondly she talks about how she started noticing a disturbing trend, that a lot of kids were being referred to her as ADHD (attention deficit /hyperactivity disorder . She goes on to say that when she did a through history and physical , what she found was that she couldn’t make a diagnoses of adhd . Most of the kids had experienced such severe trauma that it felt like something else was going on. This stuck out to me because people were going to saying that their child had adhd , they couldn’t see the problem. Lastly She says that our first childhood experiences are the single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation today. This hit me hard because it really made me think, that we should really be paying attention to our kids and have conversations with them, so that we can deeply know and under stand whats going on, that open line of communication so our children can always come to the parents , so they can feel comfortable communicating.

    2. This video connects to our work with young children because we don’t know what a child is going through or went through. we shouldn’t just think that they are okay, because the truth is we just don’t know

    3. Based on this video we should remember to always ask children ho they are feeling and jot it down in a notebook so we keep record and we can also incorporate an emotion’s chart , so as the children arrive to school we ask how are that feeling and they match it with the emotion’s chart that’s another way of documenting what a child is feeling / going through.A one on one session with another teacher in thr room is you really notice a child that is not themselves.

    1. Maria Kaye

      HI Emily,

      I love your answer to the second question. We shouldn’t make assumptions of a child’s behavior without knowing more of their backgrounds. This is also difficult as some families may not feel comfortable to talk about certain personal issues.

    2. Taina

      Hi Emily. I like how you mentioned an emotion chart in the classroom that children ill utilize when they first enter class. This is great because based on their response, we could use that and ask them what is wrong and help them, making sure when they leave the classroom their emotions are all the same, happy.

    3. kenneth soto

      I think asking children how they feel when they arrive at school is a great idea because it is a way you can see what’s going on with the child and you are also teaching them to express their emotions which helps with social and emotional development.

  2. Maria Kaye

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    A. High dose of adversity not only affects brain structure and function but also the development of the immune system, hormonal system and affects how are DNA is read and transcribed.
    B. Repetitive and constant stress activation is harmful and has a great impact on children since the brain is till developing.
    C.Adverse childhood experiences are the single greatest threat unaddressed public health threat.

    2.How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    This video connects to the children we work with since often times we don’t know their family dynamic and what goes on at home. This can then present itself differently in the classroom. Their home life reflect on how they may process situations or how they themselves carry on about it in different stages of their life.

    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    We should remember that it doesn’t matter what color their skin is or what their financial background, they may still be experiencing difficulties at home. Some things we can do based on this video is observe children as much as possible taking very detailed notes. During conferences bring up some of the things you’ve noticed in the child and communicate with the parents about them. If we notice certain actions of a child consult with the guidance counselor or social working with concerns, they can help to promote or conduct a more thorough observation.

    1. kenneth soto

      I agree with your answer to #3 because I think a lot of people believe that trauma and abuse only happens to a certain group of people and as you stated and as Dr. Burke said in the video, it can happen to any child.

  3. Keneshia Wright

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    She spoke about opening clinic in low income place/like the projects. This catch my attention because a lot of individual look down on people because they lived in the projects. They don’t want to help if you live or come from certain area. So for her to say that they opened up a clinic in that area had me all smiles.
    She spoke about ADHD how a lot of children were referred to her. She goes on to say that when she a through history and physical, what she found was that she couldn’t make a diagnoses of that.
    Childhood trauma is something that struck out for me, because some kids ending up rebelling when they get older because of past issues.

    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    This video connects to working with young children, never judge a book by its cover. We never know what a child is going through at home just because they appear in clean clothes.

    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    Watch for patterns in a child behavior by carefully observing them. Develop a bond with the child, have good communication skills. If you notice something off about the child say something.

    1. Maria Kaye

      It blows my mind to know ADHD has more of a back meaning to it, due to the effects the children experience though out their life. I thought it was so interesting to learn about it and how their surroundings takes a toll on their life.

    2. Denise Newland Stewart

      Keneshia, I agree with you about saying something. As educators we are responsible to say something when we think that things are not going well. This also reminds us that we can only know when something is off with our kids when we do unbiased observations.

  4. Delesah

    what are 3 things that struck you from the video? why?
    1. mention of children health and how its the greatest for public health.
    2.mention of sex, how repetitive sex can be harmful and will have a impact on children’s brain.
    3.mention of dose and how it affects the brain structures.

    2.how does this video connect to out work with young children?
    the video connects to our work of young children because we have to outlook the different stages that family takes and see how the child is being affected

    3.based on the video what we remember and when working with young children?
    pay attention them! especially there patterns in there behavior and having bonding time

    1. Taina

      Hi Delesah. I agree that it’s important that we pay close attention to the children and bond with them. Bonding with them and building that trust is important because it gives them comfort to know they have a support team in the class room and are around teachers that care for them.

  5. Taina

    What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?

    1. When she mentions how there was only 1 pediatrician in a poor area of San Francisco to serve more than 10,000 children. This struck out to me because it goes to show how terrible the health system is in poor areas and how children are not getting the proper medical attention that they need because of their economic status.
    2. When she mentioned that 67% of children experience at least 1 A.C.E throughout their life. This struck out to me because I don’t ever think of a child having a rough childhood, but instead a great one filled with love and happiness. I see joy in children, I don’t look at children and assume the worse. It’s very heart breaking to only imagine the issues that children may face behind closed doors
    3. A.C.E Is the Single greatest unaddressed public health threat facing our nation. This also struck out to me because before this module I honestly had no knowledge on what A.C.E was and to now know how severe it is makes me want to make a difference and protect as many children as possible.

    How does this video connect to our work with young children?

    This video connects to our work with children because it forces us to really take the time to truly get to know the children we’re working with and build that trust with them. It’s important to know adversity that they might face at home and find ways to help with their development. It ties with the theories of development and how a childs environment plays a huge role in their development.

    Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    We should always be considerate of each child and treat each child’s developments differently. Not every child is going to have the same up bringing or opportunities, so its important that we consider that and find ways to help each individual based on their needs and situations.

      1. Denise Newland Stewart

        Taina, I agree that we should be told about our student’s behavior, but sometimes we will never know the stories of some of these children, however, we have to help them to feel safe and loved in their learning environment. Along the way some of the behaviors of concern will be corrected. Also, it is important for us to learn their culture because this will also give us more insight about the values/customs and family background.

  6. kenneth soto

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?

    a. Childhood trauma affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed. Those who are exposed in very high doses have triple the lifetime risk of heart disease and lung cancer and a 20-year difference in life expectancy. This struck me because I never thought that childhood trauma can affect someone’s DNA or triple the risk of heart disease and lung cancer
    b.Sixty-seven percent of the population had at least one ACE, and 12.6 percent, one in eight, had four or more ACEs. This struck me because 67% is a high rate and it is scary to think that that many people have experienced abuse, neglect; parental mental illness, substance dependence, incarceration, parental separation or divorce; or domestic violence.
    c. In San Francisco, they created the Center for Youth Wellness to prevent, screen, and heal the impacts of ACEs and toxic stress and would start with routine screening of every one of our kids at their regular physical. This struck me because I believe that this should be a thing that happens for every child, so they are able to get the care that they need.

    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    This video connects with working with young children because it is about childhood trauma. These are the things children may be going through while they are in our classrooms.

    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    We should always remember that children act in a specific way based on the things that they are going through at home. We should be cautious about this and keep an eye out for any signs of trauma. As a teacher, we are mandated to report any abuse or neglect.

  7. Janate Bratton

    After watching the video, answer the following questions:
    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?

    Answer:
    1. In high doses, it affects brain development, the immune system, hormonal systems, and even the way our DNA is read and transcribed.
    2. Folks who are exposed in very high doses have triple the lifetime risk of heart disease and lung cancer and a 20-year difference in life expectancy. 
    3. The single most important thing that we need today is the courage to look this problem in the face and say, this is real and this is all of us. I believe that we are the movement. 

    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?

    Answer: This video connects to our work with young children because we don’t know what happens to children when they’re not with us in our classroom. How their ones are. We don’t know how their parents are either. So however they are affect, it could travel to the child.

    3.Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    Answer: Based on this video, what should we remember is that children and their household may go through a lot of things but we have to be supportive and not judgmental. When being a teacher it comes with its a pros and its cons but its no time to make things personal. We have to do the right thing, regardless of color or race they are.

  8. Arelis Marie Elias

    What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    Three things that struck me during this video are that Childhood trauma causes 7 out of 10 leading causes of death, can change your structure of DNA and that there was only one clinic providing services for more than 10,000 children until she opened another one. This is very disturbing because these are things that can be prevented just by providing more services for communities in need especially with children that we will be serving.
    How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    This video connects to my work with children because we will be working with children that their bodies are still developing so we have to make sure that we are trained to understand and how to help, prevent, and give information to services that we know of to help our families and children.
    Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    We should remember to inform our families to recognize the signs and treatments of the development of young children and adverse childhood experiences affecting them and teaching and proper routine treatments to prevent life long health complications and preventing suicide.

    1. Yasmina Nait Slimane

      Hi Arelis,

      it is very important to to know many information about a child and his or her family. then we could offer help not only by doing activities for the child but also by knowing and preparing for the different situation that could prevent a healthy development and inform the services that could contribute in helping both child and family as you mentioned.

  9. Denise Newland Stewart

    Module 6 Assignment #4: The Impact of Trauma

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?

    (a) Childhood trauma can reduce a person’s life by 20 years. I did not believe that childhood trauma had such huge negative impact on life expectancy. I would think this is something children experience, and they get over it after a while, however, this is not so. Childhood trauma affects brain development, immune system, increased risk of heart disease, and mental health. This is much more serious than I had though and needs to be addressed from childhood stage.
    (b) After testing children who were diagnosed with ADHD, it was found out that they were instead suffering from severe trauma. This reminds me of how many students can easily be classified/diagnosed with one disability and that is not really what the teachers are observing in our daily encounter with the children. In other words, the diagnosis might not be right. Nevertheless, this is telling us that there can be more to our children’s actions and we have to render support, because we might never know some of the real stories.
    (c) Science now shows how exposure to adverse effects affect the brains and bodies of children including their capacity to learn. This makes a lot of sense because if children’s brain and bodies are developing, these adverse effects will certainly have some negative impact on the brain and ultimately, children’s behavior. These behaviors do not stand solely with these children but came as a result of their parents’ actions. For e.g. if parents suffered from abuse, neglect, drug abuse etc. These could have been adverse effects traits passed down or acquired by the parents and the genes pass to the children and could explain some of the behavior we experience from our children.

    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children?

    This video tells us that our children will display various types of behavior and as I said above, they can be heredity. We as educators now know that adverse effects do exist, and some children might display behaviors associated with those symptoms and we should be prepared to help them.

    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    We should remember that our children will display symptoms associated with adverse effects and will likely affect their development. As educators, we should use our expertise to work with our children to minimize adverse effects through our teaching and interactions with them. As the speaker indicated, if these problems are addressed, our children can have a rewarding education and longer lives. Also, if we see certain repeated behaviors, we should report them through the correct channels.

    1. Yasmina Nait Slimane

      Hi Denis
      yes you right, I agree with you in the point that children might experience difficulties which is out off our hand as educator to solve or diagnose. However we need to do our part and be prepared for such a situation and offer the help as much as we could.

  10. Yan kyaw

    3 things that struck from the video are
    View them either as a social problem refer to social services or as a mental health problem refer to Mental health service and theme something to make me do things.
    Physical emotional or sexual abuse physicla or emotional neglect parental metnal illness substance dependence incarceration parental separation or divorce for domestic violence for every.
    Family problems are a very big deal for children’s lives. Children who have abusive or otherwise stress-filled childhoods are more likely to develop heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other health and social problems throughout their adult life.
    Because this matter is a big deal for society. It is a challenger for the world. Most of the parents who have those kinds of family problems are not educated. And also, they don’t know what is healthy? how can impact to their children? and how to solve problems?.
    2. This video connects to our work with young children. If a child has a problem, I need to investigate the child’s family story. So, I can clarify the child problem and then I need to ask my senior teacher or principal.
    3. We should remember there are a lot of things we don’t know. A Child is separate in the classroom, it may impact from their family problem or his culture. We need to be very careful for all of the children in the classroom. We need to be careful of their daily work and milestones. If it is forward to negative, we need to investigate as soon as possible. It is not only for the child but also for the society.

  11. Yasmina Nait Slimane

    The thing that struck me from this video is as the lady named it the adverse childhood experiences. It is the sad reality that could impact our children and prevent them from having the right to be or rejoice a healthy development. unfortunately, they are exposed to different trauma and diseases from their environment and they suffer from their infancy stage which lead to a struggle to survive in their later life.

    This video is connected to our work with children because it addresses an important children’s concern which is the diverse factors that impacts their development. As educator we strive to provide a better support for children in order to help them to grow up in a normal condition and healthy development. However, there is cruel society behind many children that contribute a t a certain point in preventing them to live in a normal way.

    Based on this video and as workers with children we should consider this diversity. We should always remember that children grow up in different environments and each one has his or her differences and we should be understandable either for child or for parents.

    1. Elianna

      hey Yasmina,
      I loved your response to the last question totally agree with you because those all good points and things we should remember as workers that work or gonna work with childrens

  12. shayna velez

    What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    -1 pediatrician in Bayview, California to serve 10,000 children
    -alot of different diseases are hormonal which can cause depression and anxiety
    -The amount of diagnosis of ADHD in her children did not seem right to her when she considered her public health education, it lead her to studying the correlation between childhood abuse and physical health
    How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    Child educators would benefit from watching this video because knowing that there is a connection between childhood trauma and physical health will help them assess their children, pointing them to the right resources to help resolve the problem. If a child in my classroom had ADHD, I would be more nurturing as a result of the information learned in the video, considering the correlation between childhood trauma and physical health.
    Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    How to maintain and support them with their illness,their is a large population of ill children

  13. Elianna

    1.What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?
    -ADHD can be wrongfully digonsed and it can just kids have experienced severe trauma,exposure to early adversity affects the developing brains and bodies of children, and we need to eduate others on this and this all struck me because you wouldn’t think this is going on so often.
    2.How does this video connect to our work with young children?
    -This connevts to our work with young children because we need to learn how to idenity these things so we can help children and support them and provide the safe and enganig enivorment they need to overcome these things.
    3.Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?
    -always rememeber to ask and think about others feelings and to remember this is something no onw should overcome on their own always be suppotive.

  14. Kelly Nunez

    Module #6, Assignment #4: The Impact of Trauma

    1. What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?ADHD can be misdiagnosed stood out the most. Also, When she began speaking of aces(?) how its so common and began questioning if a persons rough childhood results to drinking and drugs are more likely to be at risk. This is a real problem and we we all go through it. The CDC first discovered this in the 90’s why is this so unheard? It struck out because .
    2. How does this video connect to our work with young children? its a small reminder for us that we don’t know whaat these children experience at home, we only deal with them at outside and it can be there escape from things happening at home.
    3. Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children? i think just be consistent with the children, make mental notes on how each child react to certain scenarios and hopefully we can make a small change in their life.

  15. Camila Polo

    What struck me about this video is that 7 out of 10 leading deaths are caused by child trauma and have so many negative effects. Another thing that struck me about this video is that many children are being seen for ADHD and it might be severe trauma. Lastly the thing that struck out to me is that child trauma is so common. I think this video connects to our work with young children is that we should be very attentive to the signs of childhood trauma so we can intervene and stop it. We should remember to be vigilant report any abuse we see and speak to the proper sources for help.

  16. Luis Martinez

    evidence that children who, early in life, contend with chronic adversities, such as family poverty, inappropriate care and child maltreatment are more likely to experience a broad range of impairments later in life (3). These difficulties range from emotional, behavioural, interpersonal, school- and stress-related adjustment problems to more severe difficulties, such as mental health problems, delinquency and criminal offending.

  17. Luis Martinez

    Luis Martinez

    ECE 110-Lecture

    After watching the video, answer the following questions:

    What are 3 things that struck you from the video? Why?

    One thing that struck me from this ted talk narrated by a female doctor is that prior to that creation of a hospital to serve all low income families whom have children in Bayview California one of the underserved communities to health access , there had been only one pediatrician in all Bayview, in San Francisco California to serve more than 10,00 children, which was very surprising at that moment as I listen to her words, because I had this mind all children across the United states have free access to high quality health care until the age of 18, which is I realized that this is not true for most states in America, I did some research to know more about California low income areas which is true that California has also a problem like New York regarding with homelessness and lack of health access

    Another thing that captivated my attention was that children are more sensitive to the repeated stress activation, because according to narrator their brains, and bodies are still in early stage of developing, not only the brain system, other parts of the child’s body also gets affected by the high dose of adversity, this includes the immune system which is responsible for fighting viruses and bacteria, and germs, that serves as shield of protection. As well the hormonal systems which is responsible for the collection of glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things.

    Another fact that caught my attention, was that those patients who screen positive regarding with high dose of adversity, the doctor and her team have a multidisciplinary treatment that works to reduce the dose of adversity and treat symptoms using best practices including home visits, and care coordination, mental health care, nutrition, which is amazing her and teammates are there to provide /respond the needs of every child who grown under unrepresented areas of poverty, they are providing the basic needs of a child’s health that enhances emotional and physical development.

    How does this video connect to our work with young children?

    Willing to work with young children requires an additional understanding which infant mental health the key is to prevent and treating the mental health problems of very young children and their families. When children’s emotional development is nurtured and reinforced, they’re more likely to feel good about themselves. And, those positive feelings are enabling, so kids can focus more fully on learning, interacting, creating, and succeeding. Studying child psychology helps not only to develop unique techniques that apply to every child but also gives special attention to those who have learning deficits like ADHD, autism, etc.

    Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    A study of child psychology helps the teachers to identify the main reason of delay in mental growth of children. It’s important to be inform and educated that children across from different cultures who, early in life, contend with chronic adversities, such as family poverty, inappropriate care and child maltreatment are more likely to experience a broad range of impairments later in life These difficulties range from emotional, behavioral, interpersonal, school- and stress-related adjustment problems to more severe difficulties. So as ECE teacher it’s important that we get to know each child individuality to understand their abilities to assess any difficulties that may impair their learning skills, such as any helth related problems and partnering with families to get to know more about their child in terms of special attention or needs related to health issues, as well it’s important to keep in mind that ECE teacher should not perceive ideas/assumptions or judge or blame parents or any other judgments that my stigmatized families.

  18. nana kvaratskhelia

    What are 3 things that struck you from the video? why?
    I was struck by the fact that in 21th century when scientists already approved to cure this problem, it is ignored by the majority of doctors.
    It was surprising that the percentage of the children’s trauma didn’t come from the poor neighborhood, by statistics 70% of problems came up from high education families mainly.
    The video reflects how childhood trauma can seriously affect health and cause diseases even later on during adulthood.

    2.How does this video connect to our work with young children?

    This video directly affects my job, because we can prevent children’s future health or mental problems by acknowledging those issues and treating them right from the start working with the family members together. For us it would be great if we can get special education or classes on how to deal with children childhood traumas.

    3.Based on this video, what should we remember and do when working with young children?

    We know what mental and health issues by children may cost their present living lifestyle. We should support toddlers in their sensitive first steps in life building their self-awareness and healthy relationships with them, and help them communicate with their relatives and the world, regardless of their social, family situation, and cultural heritage. We should make of protecting them a priority, while bringing them up.

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