The Role of the Teacher in Reducing Post Disaster Trauma in Early Childhood


Natural disasters often occur in Indonesia, taking a toll. It is undeniable that anyone can become a victim of natural disasters, including early childhood. One of the impacts caused by the victim is a traumatic feeling that can occur at any time. Early childhood education teachers need to have a role as counselors in helping children who experience symptoms of trauma. Teacher skills are needed in aspects of learning in schools. This paper intends to reveal the role of teachers in reducing trauma after natural disasters in early childhood. The results of community empowerment through group play therapy training then carried out a pre-post test. The results showed that there were differences in knowledge related to the group play therapy method before and after.

Keywords: group play therapy, post disaster trauma, early childhood teacher

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