The RAN EDU and H&SC meeting on ‘Safeguarding troubled refugee children in the classroom’ in Zagreb on 3-4 October 2019 brought together educators, social workers working with families, and healthcare professionals to address child trauma and to share basic understanding on vulnerabilities and resilience of refugee children, and the valuable role that both teachers and childcare providers can play in safeguarding them from recruitment, radicalisation and ideological exploitation.
The aim of this meeting was to discuss how professional development can be provided to assist educators and care workers in working with refugee children who have experienced trauma. How can education and care professionals cooperate and support each other? Their experience, difficulties and best practices, shared during the meeting, are summarised in this ex post paper with the aim to provide practical guidelines for trauma-sensitive schools and trauma-informed teaching. Read more