Classroom Strategies: Supporting recovery in the classroom


This workshop builds on learnings from previous Foundation House professional learning related to the impact of trauma for young people of refugee backgrounds. The workshop will explore strategies that promote recovery from trauma within a whole school approach: the restoration of a sense of safety, dignity, value, connections and a sense of future. Participants will be asked to reflect on these strategies in the context of their classroom and whole school.

Content includes:

  • The impact of trauma on learning, well-being and development;
  • The role of teachers in supporting recovery from trauma;
  • The indicators of a trauma reaction and referral; and
  • Strategies that individual teachers can employ to support recovery from trauma for students of refugee backgrounds.

Suitable for
Teachers, student welfare coordinators; youth and community workers and anyone who supports young people from refugee backgrounds who have experienced disrupted education.


Participants should have completed ‘School’s in for Refugees’ or the ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeker Experience’ or equivalent.

If you have considerable experience working with people in schools from refugee backgrounds and wish to apply for an exemption for the pre-requisite, please contact Greg Gow via email: