Master of Arts degree with a major in Education
Committee Chair Name
Committee Chair Affiliation
HSU Faculty or Staff
Second Committee Member Name
John Y. Lee
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), consist of the negative and traumatic events that have happened in the early years of a person’s life. The focus here is on childhood trauma. There are many types of trauma, including, physical, sexual and emotional abuse, physical and emotional neglect, exposure to domestic and general violence, as well as household substance abuse, mental illness, racism, parental separation/divorce, and others. Trauma produces both physical and psychological challenges and can disrupt the brain’s development from birth through 18 years of age, causing permanent damage and issues, which we will discuss throughout this thesis. This thesis will explore the role of trauma in early childhood education from the perspective of the teachers who work with children who have suffered significant trauma in their lives.
Llorente, Ariel L., "ACEs & trauma-informed practices for children & educators in early childhood education" (2020). Cal Poly Humboldt theses and projects. 370.