Partnering with Schools to Provide Safe and Inclusive Learning Environments for Refugee Students

This webinar was presented by Laura Gardner of Gardner & Associates.

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center and the most recent FBI hate crime data, hate and bias incidents in K-12 schools have increased in recent years, including those directed at immigrants. This webinar discusses how refugee service providers can collaborate with school districts to take proactive measures in promoting safety and inclusiveness, as well as how to partner when responding to bullying and harassment of refugee students.

By the end of this 60-minute session, you will be able to:

  • Describe the increase in bias and hate incidents towards students in schools;
  • Give examples of ways in which refugee resettlement agencies can proactively partner with school districts to promote safety and inclusiveness; and
  • Name ways refugee resettlement agencies can partner with school districts to respond to incidents of bullying and harassment, including formally reporting incidents


Navigate this webinar with the timestamps listed below: 

0:00 – Introduction to Switchboard

2:09– Introduction to Speaker and Objectives

4:08 – Case Study

5:15 – Hate and Bias Incidents

9:50 – Proactive Measures

23:50 – Responding to Incidents

38:00 – Case Study: Follow Up

46:50 – Recommended Resources

50:12– Questions