Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching: special primary and secondary Education, 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: special primary and secondary Education, language-, newcomers- and ISK-classes
This Training in Trauma Sensitive Teaching is developed for teachers, teaching assistants and complete teams of regular and special primary and secondary education, Dutch Language-, Newcomers- and ISK (Internationale Schakel Klas) schools.

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. From September 2018 till February 2019, this Training has also been offered very successfully to the complete team of the special primary education school SBO De Vogelhorst, the special secondary education school Altra College Bleichrodt and to 58 teachers of 40 different schools in cooperation with SWV Rijn en Gelderse Vallei.

This training is customized to the needs and possibilities of each school and its team. 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, using symbols to explain 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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