Violence, neglect and abuse harm people. The stress that they undergo in these situations is often traumatic. But people are also resilient.


People can recover from domestic violence and even grow as a person based on their experiences. Studies reveal that social support is a key factor in the resilience shown by these victims. This relates to small gestures, which make a child feel seen, heard and supported. You do not need to be a therapist to achieve this. By performing your duties well as a police officer, a teacher or a day-care worker, you can make a greater contribution than you might think. Our online courses therefore stress that a reporting code does not have to be an obstacle after reporting a problem or arranging for others to offer assistance to the family: by adopting a supportive attitude, you contribute to resilience in your role as a vigilant professional. We subscribe to the concept of 'trauma-sensitive' teaching and ensure that children in a difficult home situation quickly receive support at school through our 'Handle with Care' projects.

Augeo Academy developed an online course on trauma-informed teaching for primary school teachers. The course trains teachers to become reliable support figures for children who have suffered adverse experiences. A study was carried out to determine how the course has helped teachers to fulfil this role. The study found that teachers feel they play a crucial role as a support figure for children who have undergone adverse experiences. Teachers already felt this way before taking the course, but this view was reinforced significantly after the course.

How to support refugee children and youth

Online course on how to support refugee children

Especially for teachers Augeo developed a free online course on trauma-sensitive teaching and refugee children. This course is developed on request of Dutch teachers who were worried how to deal with traumas and how to communicate with refugee children. A teacher can be really helpful for refugee children to cope with stressful events and learn them to become more resilient. Read more aboute thhe course for refugee children

Online course on how to support refugee youth

Especially for teachers, there is an online course on how to support refugee youth. In a short time they have experienced very stressful events. Anyone who work s with young people can play a very important role for them. In cooperation with young refugees, teachers and Dutch experts, Augeo developed a free online course to help refugee youth.

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