Traumatic Stress Among Refugee Children and Youth Part 2: Implementing Trauma-Informed Care with Children and Families

Hosted on July 12th, 2023, the training was delivered by former Medical Director of the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Dr. Jordan Greenbaum, MD, and Switchboard Training Officer, Megan Rafferty. 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 does this webinar cover?

Newcomer children and families often experience significant stress and adversity throughout their migration and resettlement. These experiences may be associated with changes in behaviors, beliefs, and attitudes that resettlement service providers may find challenging. This webinar will equip service providers to respond to children and adolescents in a supportive, empathetic, and empowering way by using a trauma-informed, rights-based approach.

Is this webinar for me?

This training is designed for direct service staff, including caseworkers, medical caseworkers and other healthcare professionals, mental health professionals, educators, and other child- and youth-serving professionals who work with newcomer children and families.

It is recommended that you watch Part 1 of this series, Viewing Trauma Through a Developmental Lens, or come with a basic foundational knowledge of trauma.

By the end of this webinar, you will be able to:

1. Identify the basic principles of a trauma-informed, rights-based approach to newcomer service provision
2. Describe how to use a trauma-informed approach when working with newcomer children and families