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“Trauma’s Influence on the Play of Young Children With Disabilities” Workshop in East Moline


Tuesday, April 9, 2024    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm


East Moline Early Learning Center
3100 Fourth Ave., East Moline, Illinois, 61244

Event Type

A free in-person workshop exploring the impact of early childhood trauma, fostering healthy development, and providing support through IEP and 504 plans

Join STAR NET Region I and III and the East Moline School District for “Trauma’s Influence on the Play of Young Children With Disabilities” on April 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Having a disability may put children at greater risk for child abuse and medical trauma.

Learn from presenter Elizabeth Frisbie how experiencing trauma can affect:

  • The way a child plays
  • Interactions with peers
  • A child’s cognitive development and capacity for engagement

Frisbie will also provide participants with tips and key steps for:

  • Fostering play skills
  • Creating an environment for healthy development
  • Ensuring supports are in the Individual Education Program (IEP) and 504 plans

Frisbie has worked with young children, their families and educators for over 25 years as a psychotherapist, behavior specialist, mental health consultant and parent educator.

Participants should have basic trauma training before taking this in-person training. Individuals can access “Introduction to Trauma: For Early Childhood Professionals” anytime on STAR NET’s website.

Register for this free, in-person training on trauma and play.