Traumatic Stress Among Refugee Children and Youth: Part I: Viewing Trauma Through a Developmental Lens

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 1:00-2:30 PM ET
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Switchboard is pleased to announce a series of three webinars exploring the impact of traumatic stress on children and youth who have experienced forced displacement and resettlement. This series will serve as a foundation for refugee service providers in understanding traumatic stress throughout typical stages of human development. You will learn how to incorporate trauma-informed care principles into your work with children and families and how to respond to potential post-migration trauma, including abuse, exploitation, and trafficking.
What will this webinar cover?
Refugees and other newcomers often experience traumatic events before, during, and after migration. Depending on age and developmental stage, traumatic stress may impact children and youth in different ways: disrupting their daily lives, hindering adjustment to their new homes, and complicating their efforts to develop relationships with peers. This webinar will introduce the concept of traumatic stress as it relates to children and youth, including the impact on their attachment and common expressions of emotional distress.
Is this webinar for me?
This training is designed for direct service staff, including case workers, medical case workers and other healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, educators, and other child- and youth-serving professionals who work with newcomer children and families.
Why should I participate?
After participating in this 90-minute session, you will be able to:

Describe traumatic stress, resilience, and attachment in relation to children and youth who have experienced forced displacement
Identify common trauma-related reactions and behaviors exhibited by children and youth of varying ages and developmental stages
Summarize key approaches to supporting children and youth who have experienced trauma as well as ways to help them heal and thrive in their new communities

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Jun 21 2023


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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