Classroom Strategies: Supporting Recovery in the Classroom

  • Aug
    Tue, 20 Aug 09:30 AM - Tue, 20 Aug 12:30 PM in Dandenong
    Register18 places remaining
  • Nov
    Tue, 19 Nov 09:30 AM - Tue, 19 Nov 12:30 PM in Broadmeadows

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.


Participants should have completed ‘School’s in for Refugees’ or ‘Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences’ 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:

Suitable for

Teachers and classroom-based support staff.


Foundation House Schools Support Program is able to provide a professional development program to teachers and those working in and with schools through the support of the Department of Education and Training. There is therefore no charge to participants for this workshop.
Morning tea included.