Edited by: Lesley Koplow
Foreword by: Vivian Gussin Paley
Publication Date: July 5, 2007
The first edition of this indispensable book set the standard for high-quality intervention and prevention programs in early childhood practice. Since its publication, many new forces have impacted the landscape of early childhood education, presenting both great opportunities and great risks for today’s emotionally fragile young children. Once again making complex psychological concepts accessible to classroom teachers, this thorough revision:
Praise for First Edition!
"As a teacher educator, I am convinced by this powerful and moving book that every teacher needs to be more therapeutic with all children." Nancy J. Zollers, Boston College for the Disability Studies Quarterly
Lesley Koplow, M.S., C.S.W. is a psychotherapist, the Director of the Center for Emotionally Responsive Practice at Bank Street College, and the author of numerous books on child mental health, including Creating Schools That Heal: Real-Life Solutions.
“By now, we must all realize that when we acknowledge and learn to deal with children’s emotional needs in the classroom we directly influence their social and cognitive development. Readers will find ample evidence of these connections as the lives of the children in this book unfold.”
— From the Foreword by Vivian Gussin Paley
“This updated edition includes empirical information on the potentially devastating results of trauma and loss on children and communities from more recent tragic events, namely 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. It is a must-read for all teachers, social workers, parents and other caregivers.”
— Fern Khan, Dean of the School of Continuing Education, Bank Street College