Working with Individual Children and Families in the Early Years


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 within the early childhood settings, to support individual children and their families.

Content includes:

  • The impact of trauma on learning, well-being and development of children and on parenting roles;
  • The indicators of a trauma reaction and referral procedures; and
  • Strategies that can be employed to support recovery from trauma for individual children and their families within early years settings.

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.