Partnerships with Families from a Refugee Background in the Early Years [2 hours]


This workshop builds on learnings from previous Foundation House professional learning related to the impact of trauma for children and families of refugee backgrounds.  The workshop will explore strategies that promote recovery from trauma examining in depth practices that promote collaborative partnerships and engagement with families within early year settings. A framework for systematically focusing on family-centered practice will be presented, highlighting examples and resources that have been developed in Victorian early childhood agencies.

Suitable for

Anyone working, studying or volunteering with children and families in the early years (0 to 8 years).


Participants should have completed ‘Understanding Refugee and Asylum Seeking Experiences in the Early Years’ 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 email:


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