The Resilience Guide: Program Strategies for Responding to Trauma in Refugee Children

Many of the things we already do in early childhood programs—like providing safe, predictable routines; helping children manage feelings and behaviours; and providing creative, sensory and physical activities—not only support healthy child development, but also strengthen the capacity for resilience and recovery in young children who have experienced trauma.

The Resilience Guide will help you and your team understand:

• the impact of the refugee experience at different ages,
• the developmental effects of trauma and resettlement,
• key strategies to strengthen families’ capacity for resilience, and
• practical tip sheets designed to easily print out and share with your team.

Available in English and French.

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