Playing with Rainbows: A National Play Program for At-Risk Refugee Children is now available, free of charge!The Playing with Rainbows manual, developed by YWCA of Canada, outlines a play-based group model designed to facilitate healing in school-age children and youth who have been traumatized by experiences of war and migration. You can download the manual, free of charge.
a quick overview of childhood trauma, and three things you can do to help!
Do you know the difference between misbehaviour and stress behaviour? The Mehrit Centre has developed this infographic to explain what stress behaviour is, signs to watch for and tips for helping children.
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 building relationships with refugee children in your program
French: Conseils pour établir des liens avec les enfants réfugiés dans votre programme
Responding to a child’s or parent’s traumatic memory
French: Comment intervenir quand des enfants ou des parents ont des souvenirs traumatisants
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
The Resilience Guide provides information and resources to help you understand the impact of the refugee experience at different ages, developmental effects of trauma and resettlement, and key strategies to strengthen families’ capacity for resilience. It also includes practical tip sheets designed to easily print out and share with your team!
This workshop introduces participants to the Cognitive Triangle and the impact of trauma on children’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. It also introduces techniques for helping traumatized children understand and control their emotions and behavioural reactions.