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Starting Again: Working with Refugee and Asylum Seekers

  • Dewsbury Moor Children's Centre Heckmondwike Road Dewsbury WF13 3NT (map)

Join us, for this practical and innovative, three-day programme, which brings together the latest research from neuroscience, early childhood and refugee and asylum-seeking arena’s. We are offering a unique opportunity for delegates to reflect on their own skills, knowledge and understanding and consider future practice with children and families.

Target Audience: Managers, Early Years Teachers, Early Years Practitioners working with children aged 0-5 years, Health Care Workers, Social Care, Children’s Centre staff.

Please Note: Delegates must be able to attend all three days. Please purchase one ticket which will be valid for all three sessions.

Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th March 2018

Dewsbury Moor Children's Centre


Refreshments and Lunch will be provided.

07/03/2018: Awareness, Engagement and Support for Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Families.

Day 1 will provide professionals with an introduction to developing their own practice in regard to working with Refugee and Asylum-Seeking children entering the UK with family or alone. Throughout the day, we will consider a range of information and data and dispel misinformation. Delegates will be offered opportunities to develop a greater understanding of how to engage and support Refugee and Asylum-Seeking children and families within their setting/community.

08/03/2018: Emotional Wellbeing for Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children in Early Childhood.

Day 2 of the programme identifies effective practice to support emotional well-being in refugee and asylum-seeking children, with an emphasis on developing understanding of the latest neuroscientific research. We will consider how behaviours are affected and the influence on wellbeing. We will also explore British Values and the Prevent Duty and consider this in relation to developing good practice.

09/03/2018: Trauma Informed Practice: Supporting Refugee and Asylum-Seeking Children.

This final element of the programme will explore how everything we have discussed this far develops into ‘Trauma Informed Practice’. We will explore the importance of play for refugee and asylum-seeking children and families, and the practitioner role in supporting this.

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