Trauma Training for Professionals Working with Unaccompanied Asylum Seeking Children - online training

This course is aimed at professionals working with UASC in the East of England

4th November 2020
10:00 - 13:30
Virtual Training
Entry Fees

This course provides an understanding of the mental health needs of asylum seeking and refugee children and will enable participants to confidently use trauma-informed approaches to support them.

Delivered via Zoom, the training will use a mix of video, presentation and discussion to build understanding. This will include recognising the physical and emotional symptoms and the mechanisms underlying the fight or flight response as well as considering practical approaches to what can help us to manage the effects of stress.

It will explore resilience based options that can support trauma informed practice as a way of building children’s capacity to manage stress and adversity.

Course Objectives:

  • Gaining a basic understanding of the definitions of mental health specifically for young people
  • Understanding the specific risk factors young asylum seekers and refugees face pre and post arrival
  • Understand the impact of trauma and chronic adversity on children and young people as well as their families
  • Explore how trauma can manifest in young asylum seeking and refugee children and young people
  • Develop resilience based approaches to working with children and young people who have experienced trauma
  • Explore how trauma can impact those who work with it

The training is designed to be evidence based, inter-professional, reflective and informed by children and young people’s voices.

This training is delivered by Young Minds

Attendees will receive the Zoom link by email in advance of the training

This course was previously planned for early March but was postponed. Priority will be given to those booked to attend the session in March.  If you were not booked to attend the training in March, your booking may be cancelled.

This event is now fully booked.  To register an interest in attending future events or for further information and any queries, please contact Helen Hancock, UASC Regional Coordinator, Strategic Migration Partnership, email: telephone: 07908 399625


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