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Childhood Trauma:
Understanding, Supporting, and Preventing

This self-paced online module was created to explore childhood trauma, disability, and trauma-informed practices in early childhood settings.

The interactive module includes four units that cover the prevalence and impact of trauma, manifestation of trauma in young children, providing trauma-informed supports, and preventing future trauma.  It is designed to be a high-level overview of the topic and a starting point for professionals working with young children and their families.

Continuing Education Credit

  • This module offers 4.5 CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program (EITP) at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois. To learn more about EITP, go to
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we supply:  Georgia
  • Participants will be eligible for credits and a certificate of completion upon finishing the module in its entirety and passing a post-test.
  • Please access the post-test and continuing education certificate within the course. 

To Register and Access the Module

Participants in this course are invited to self-enroll and proceed through the module at their own pace.  To get started, follow the steps below:

  • Go to eXtension Online Campus
  • Follow the links and directions as prompted to “Create New Account”, then watch for an email confirming your new account. If you don’t get it, request assistance by following the Help link at
  • Login with your new account at
  • Search for the course using the keyword “Trauma” or follow this link to the course.
  • Click the course title and then click “Enroll Me”. You do not need an enrollment key.
  • You can now access the course.

*Note:  You will need to login with the username and password you created each time you access the module.  Please make a note of this information.

Begin the Course

Content Author and Developers

Deserai Miller, Ph.D., LCSW

Jen Chilek

OneOp Early Intervention Team


Questions related to accessing this module can be sent to