Age 1

The following CAPPD intervention methods are appropriate for one year old children.

Play Background Music

Age: 0-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Calm, present, attuned

What It Is:Play soft, classical/instrumental music in the background.

Why It Helps:This technique can help create a soothing environment.  The rhythms of music help bring brain functioning from hyperactive or disassociated states to “normal”, which promotes neurological development.

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Limit TV

Age: 0-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: calm, present, attuned

What It Is:If possible, don’t allow children to watch TV at all, but especially programming that exposes them to traumatic events (disaster, murder, accident, death, etc.).  If you do watch media on trauma or violence with children, actively engage them and talk about what’s happening while watching it and after the program is over.

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Read Stories

Age: 0-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Calm, predictable

What It Is:Read age appropriate, familiar books to and with children. Rhythmic books are especially good. See Appendix I for a list of suggested books.

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Playing Outside

Age: 6 mo-5

Applicable To: Groups or Individuals

CAPPD Concepts: Calm, present

What It Is:Let children run, jump, climb, scream and play outside. Toddlers, as well as older children, like to play ‘hide and seek.’  Let children be creative in their play.

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