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Paulette Maggiacomo

Paulette Maggiacomo

January 1, 2021

You asked, and Childcare Resources listened!

Save the date! The fabulous and informative Dr. Peg Oliveira, Executive Director of Gesell Program in Early Childhood at Yale, is returning via Zoom on Saturday, January 23rd, presenting Trauma – Informed Practices That Can Benefit All Children. For those of you who attended her first workshop last year, you may remember that everyone was so engaged that Dr. Peg could not finish her entire presentation. She spoke on Gesell Maturational Theory as well as Gesell’s Cycles and Stages of Development.

If you would like to review this program, you can download it from our website:

Although Dr. Peg's last workshop talked a little bit about trauma, we knew right away from your comments that we had to bring her back. And, in the time since she was last here, that need for information about trauma, stress, and resilience has only grown.

We are so excited to bring Dr. Peg back for this workshop. She'll talk about trauma, toxic stress, secondary stress (or compassion fatigue). She'll explore how COVID-19 has affected all of us. And, most importantly, she'll talk about the things you can do to help your students - and other people in your life - build the resilience they need to handle trauma.

My goodness, we may have to bring her back a third time if all of us are so absorbed with her presentation again! So I hope that you are able to join us on the 23rd to recharge and have the emotions that you are going through validated and know that you are not alone on this journey.

As we come back together from the holiday season, please remember to take care of yourself, don’t forget to breathe, and find joy in the smallest of things.

As always, I wish you well,


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