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To support their settlement and growth, immigrant and refugee children need supportive relationships, a safe space, and opportunities to nurture and build their confidence and competence. Need opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks”! In 4 Tips for Building Confidence in Newcomer Children, participants will learn about how to incorporate opportunities for mastery, success, and “safe risks” in their programs, some of the ways we unintentionally stifle children’s feelings of competence, and simple strategies to incorporate important learning opportunities that build confidence and support children’s development.
Promising Practices in Refugee Education initiative set out to identify, document and promote innovative ways to effectively reach refugee children and young people with quality educational opportunities. On their website, you'll find thought-provoking information and ideas, case studies and reports from around the world!
Tips for providing opportunities for mastery and success for young refugee children
French: Conseils pour fournir aux jeunes enfants réfugiés des occasions de maîtriser leurs habiletés et d’avoir du succès
Tips for creating a safe space for refugee families
French: Comment créer un endroit sécuritaire pour les familles réfugiées
Tips for helping refugee children understand and manage big feelings and challenging behaviours
French: Conseils pour aider les enfants réfugiés à comprendre et à gérer leurs émotions fortes et leurs comportements difficiles
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Loose Parts presented by Carolyn Hadcock
"Supporting the Settlement of Young Immigrant Children & their Families" builds on caregivers’ professionalism, knowledge and experience to provide a greater understanding of the new immigrant and refugee experience from a child’s and family’s perspective.