AMSSA and PIRS are presenting a new webinar titled: Community Based Training for Working with Immigrants and Refugees – A Trauma-Informed Approach
This webinar will help educators and other practitioners in the settlement sector to understand how trauma affects learning and how trauma can be a common barrier for students in the classroom. Participants in the webinar will learn some practical tools to address trauma, along with some important guidelines for self-care.
Language is an essential part of our individual and community lives. Newcomers to Canada learn English to contribute to their capacity to interact with other cultures and participate in the social and economic life in Canada. We as teachers, support many students as they begin to weave into the Canadian social fabric. We teach not only English but life skills, social cohesion, and community connections. We celebrate our students’ perseverance and resilience every day they show up in our classes to learn and engage with us in their new community.
Webinar presenter: Diana Jeffries specializes in working with practitioners who work with refugees. She is the training manager at Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) where she facilitates training workshops on trauma-informed practice in the settlement sector. Diana has written three resources on trauma and teaching along with curriculum development for refugee women and refugee youth.
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018
Time: 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (PST) 8, 2018