All early childhood providers feel the need to better understand and respond to children who are exposed to violence or other traumatic experiences early in life. In this workshop, participants explore various sources of trauma, including divorce, military deployment, natural disasters, and violence, and their myriad effects on children. Through vignettes demonstrating identifiable components of loss, such as protest, despair, and detachment, participants will examine common childhood trauma responses. The DC: 0-3R and DSM-IV guidelines for clinical grief/loss/PTSD/RAD will be reviewed and evidence-based professional responses to grief/loss will be discussed. Finally, participants will consider specific ways in which childhood professionals can respond to and nurture children who have experienced trauma.