Traumatic Stress Among Refugee Children and Youth Part 3: Responding to Abuse, Exploitation and Trafficking

Hosted on August 1st, 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.

Is this webinar for me?
This training is designed for direct service staff, including caseworkers, health care professionals, mental health professionals, educators, and other child- and youth-serving professionals who work with newcomer children and families. This webinar is the final installment of the three-part series Traumatic Stress Among Refugee Children and Youth. We recommend that you first watch Part 1 (Viewing Trauma Through a Developmental Lens) and Part 2 (Implementing Trauma-Informed Care with Children and Families) or come with a basic foundational knowledge of trauma-informed care.

After participating in this 90-minute session, you will be able to:  

– Define child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking and recognize risk factors for newcomer children and youth

– Describe screening strategies and indicators of child abuse, exploitation, and trafficking – Apply practical skills to engage and empower children, youth, and caregivers, with emphasis on safety planning and service referrals