Supporting Children and Families of Refugee Backgrounds in the Early Years


This two hour workshop is recommended as the first professional development from Foundation House for those working with children and families in early childhood programs and services.

Content includes
  • The impact of refugee and asylum seeking experiences for young children and their families;
  • The impact of trauma on young children’s development and wellbeing;
  • The role of early childhood program and service providers in supporting recovery from trauma; and
  • Practical examples and strategies to use.

Suitable for

People working with children and families of refugee backgrounds within an early childhood program or service.


Foundation House is able to offer professional development for those working with children and families in early years through the support of the Victorian Department of Education and Training, therefore there is no charge for this workshop.


Fran Tolhurst via email: