The workshop will give participants an introduction to refugee and settlement experiences for children and families. We will also explore what early years’ services can do to support young children and their families in their recovery.
Impact of refugee and asylum seeking experiences for children and families;
The Foundation House Framework for Recovery and how this applies in the early years;
and Practical examples and strategies for ‘what works’ will explore strategies that promote recovery from trauma within the early childhood settings, to support individual children and their families.
The impact of trauma on learning, well-being and development of children and on parenting roles;
The indicators of a trauma reaction and referral procedures;
and Strategies that can be employed to support recovery from trauma for individual children and their families within early years settings.
The Foundation House Professional and Organisational Development Program provides a range of opportunities for professionals, volunteers and community members to develop their skills and knowledge in working with survivors of torture and trauma who are from refugee background, including those seeking asylum.