March 28, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Cost – $40*
Research indicates that early childhood trauma can have prolonged effects on children and adults due to the changes these events cause in the brain during early development. Trauma can also have negative effects on the child’s ability to learn, build relationships, and function daily in life either at home or school. In this workshop, we will explore the different levels of trauma and how the traumatized child’s perspectives and interpretations of the world around him can trigger stress responses. We will also evaluate how recognize some of these symptoms through various behaviors that are manifested by the child depending on their age. We will engage in activities and collaborative discussions of how to help children build resilience to overcome obstacles and provide strategies for them to develop coping skills. While we cannot erase traumatic events from the child’s life, we will discuss how adults can support the child and provide relief and healing for the symptoms of trauma.
Tiffany Liddell is an AMI Primary Trainer who was born and raised in the beautiful Northwest of Oregon. She moved to Phoenix, AZ to pursue the AMI Primary (2 1/2-6) training in 2005 and discovered the power of this approach as she implemented Montessori’s teachings with her children. After her AMI graduation in 2006, she became a Lead Primary Guide in a Charter Montessori school. After her fourth child, she decided to leave the classroom and open an in-home Montessori Preschool where she could offer the Montessori approach to children in her neighborhood. Tiffany holds a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in Education with specialization in Early Childhood Education, in addition to an Arizona State Teaching credential for Early Childhood. Concurrent with teaching children, Tiffany began working at a local community college in the Early Childhood field instructing adult learners and developing curriculum for the early childhood department in 2010. T iffany has also been involved in the greater Arizona Early Childhood community by facilitating professional development workshops across the state and has conducted observations and provided coaching in early childhood classrooms for a national credentialing program for early childhood professionals. After 8 years as a lead guide in the classroom and working with adults at the college level, Tiffany decided that combining her passion for the Montessori approach and teaching adults about Montessori was her next step in life. Tiffany became a Primary course assistant at the Southwest Institute of Montessori Studies in 2015, and in 2016 was accepted into the AMI Primary Training of Trainers program.
*Includes choice of box lunch