ENGAGING STUDENTS WITH A HISTORY OF TRAUMA
Many of the students we teach come from backgrounds of neglect, violence or abuse; they may be refugee survivors or suffered dislocation due to war experiences. A smaller, but no less significant, amount of students may have suffered serious illness, painful medical intervention or suffered one-off traumas such as a disaster or accident. These traumas can have a long lasting impact on children’s overall development and often has the effect of reducing their capacity to concentrate and to learn.
Our presentation aims to look at the impact trauma might have on how students learn and what we might do, as educators, to assist and engage students that have suffered some form of trauma in their lives. By understanding and building positive relationships with traumatised children, teachers and support staff can make enormous contributions to their lives. By supporting students to develop an attachment to school and a love of learning, they may have the chance to build resilience in the face of adversity.
This event is NESA registered for 2 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 4.1.2; 6.4.2 and 7.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers maintianing towards Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
RSVP by emailing Marie-Claude on firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 1800 467 943.
137 Dumaresq Street, ARMIDALE, NSW 2350