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Online course how to support refugee youth

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Especially for teachers, there is an online course on how to support refugee youth. Teachers like you can really make a difference for refugee youth. In a short time they have experienced very stressful events. Anyone whose work involves dealing with these young people can play a very important role for them. Augeo wants to help you provide this support.

In cooperation with young refugees, teachers and Dutch experts, we have developed this online course for you and other secondary school staff. In the course you will learn how to help refugee youth.

About the course

The first part of the course deals with the theory: what does chronic stress do with young people? In this section attention is also paid to the natural recovery of young people in the event of stress. Thematic sections follow. All components are based on the perspective of how you as a teacher can promote the resilience and recovery of young people.

The course consists of several parts that can be followed flexibly and separately. In total, the course contains 4-5 hours of study material.

Themes in this course

  • Safety. The sense of security is crucial to regain learning. Teachers can help individual students to feel safe in the classroom and can ensure a safe climate in the group as a whole.
  • Emotions. Young people are often confused by the experiences they have had. But adolescence also has an influence. How can you make that distinction? And how can you, as a teacher, teach young people to better understand and handle their emotions?
  • Behaviour. Young people sometimes display inappropriate behavior as a result of stress - here too attention is paid to the difference between normal adolescent behavior and behavior that results from stress. How can you deal with this behavior in a supportive way and help them understand and regulate their behavior?
  • Limits to care. Sometimes young people (and/or their parents) need help from a healthcare professional, referral is then necessary. It is also important to take good care of yourself and to guard your limits.

A wide range of working methods are used in the various parts of the course, including case histories and animations. Teachers talk about their experiences with young people in the group. Former students of International Switching Classes talk about their experiences at school and what has supported them or not.

Better equipped for refugee youth

Hundreds of Dutch teachers who have taken the course so far are very enthusiastic. They feel that the online course matches their everyday experience and makes them better equipped to support refugee children and young people.

Free and available in different languages

The course 'Providing Support to Refugee youth' is free available in: Dutch, German, Norwegian, Finnish and Swedish.

What about refugee children?

For our courses for Primary Education Staff go to Refugee children.

How do I start the free course?

Follow the course link: ‘Take the course’. This will take you to the login page. Click on the link ‘register’ in the same login screen. You can easily create an account. After creating an account, you will also receive a confirmation email and log in to your learning environment. Now, you can start your course.

Please note: You have an account? To start the Refugee Youth course, please create a new account with a different email address, it is not possible to use an existing user.