Module 12 research and reflection


Step 1:

You were introduced to ACEs in Module 11. Now, you will  look closely at the ten types of childhood trauma measured in the ACE  Study. Click on

As  you study the information, you may associate the ten types and begin to  reflect on your own childhood experience. Complete the ACEs  questionnaire to determine your ACE score.  

Feel free to share  your own experience as you feel comfortable. Whether you share from  personal experience or not, this will give you a deeper understanding of  what determines ACEs.  How does this knowledge help you to provide  support for children enrolled in your classroom or program? 

Step 2:

Now  that you know a little more about ACEs and how they are scored, watch  the following video ( about Addie, an adult who has struggled due to  Adverse Childhood Experiences. This is a powerful message of what adult  life can and most often does look like when ACEs go untreated or  unsupported. Note the statistics she quotes about ACEs scores of 6 or higher.  These states are also discussed at length in the website you reviewed  in step 1. These facts are astounding and important information for  early childhood providers to know and understand.  


Part 3:

Now  that you have learned more about ACEs, it is important that you also  understand how to differentiate. Negative behaviors are guaranteed to  arise when working with or around ALL young children. However, not all  children who exhibit negative behaviors have been exposed to ACEs.   Likewise, not all negative behaviors require adult intervention. What  behaviors warrant immediate attention? How will you know which positive  guidance strategy to employ? Watch this video to learn more about  positive guidance. Think about how positive guidance is described and  what behaviors require an adult to provide positive guidance.

What should be the focus of the positive guidance strategy? Why?

What are two examples from the video for positively guiding  children’s behavior? Provide two of your examples of ways of guiding  children’s behavior.