Trauma Informed ECE Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Lucy Wood
Keywords: Initial Teacher Education, Early Childhood Education, Trauma Informed Practice


This research overview outlines the catalyst for a proposed research project which stems from an interest in trauma and its effects, particularly in early childhood. It argues that there should be a stronger focus on Trauma Informed Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand, with two foci-firstly in ITE programmes, empowering graduating kaiako with the tools to support tamariki who have trauma through pedagogical practice, so that they can work in collaboration with external services rather than relying on them. Secondly, with the creation of a model to measure trauma which is designed for use in Aotearoa New Zealand, takes into consideration te Tiriti o Waitangi, the history of colonisation in this country and the specific needs of Māori.


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How to Cite
Wood, L. (2024). Trauma Informed ECE Practice in Aotearoa New Zealand. Teachers’ Work, 21(1), 32-42.
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