Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching: Language-, Newcomers- and ISK-classes

“Very useful! A lot more understanding of the behaviour of my pupils, which reduces my own stress.”

Anonymous, teacher of Newcomers class in Ede, The Netherlands

Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching: Language-, Newcomers- and ISK-classes
This Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching is developed for teachers and teaching assistants, who work with refugee children in Dutch Language-, Newcomers- and ISK (Internationale Schakel Klas) classes.

In February 2018 the Training has been provided with great success to the Newcomers School "De Schakel" in Ede. In February and March 2018, there have been presentations of the Training in Barneveld, in cooperation with the Center for Youth and Family (CJG) Barneveld.

This training is customized to the needs and possibilities of each school and its teachers. If you are interested in this Training, please send an email to
The goals of this Training are for the teachers to understand more about trauma, for them to understand better the (reasons behind the) behavior of the refugee children. This improves the interaction between the teachers and the children, the children will feel better understood by the teachers. The safety and learning environment within the school will improve and the overall development of the children will enhance. Furthermore, an important goal is to help the teachers to take good care of themselves.
This Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching offers psychoeducation with respect to Psychotraumatology and Neurobiology in a very clear, structured, interactive and dynamic way: what is trauma, what happens in the brain when children go through traumatic experiences, what is their mind-set when they are in class, what is the good reason behind their behavior, etc. Also, there is extensive time for the teachers to express their doubts and difficulties, ask their questions, brainstorm about their interventions and work on their own resources through art exercises.


From January 2018


The Netherlands


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