Supporting Refugee Children and Youth
November 05, 2012
The Association for New Canadians, in collaboration with the Department of Education, hosted a two-day workshop on November 1st and 2nd focusing on supporting refugee children and youth in the classroom and community. The event was facilitated by Dr. Jan Stewart, University of Winnipeg, an expert on supporting younger refugees’ growth and development. This was an excellent opportunity for those who work with refugee and immigrant youth to increase their awareness and understanding of the challenges that refugee children and youth face prior to and following their arrival in Canada, as well as to increase their knowledge of the practical strategies and therapeutic interventions necessary to best support refugee children and youth in their social and educational development. The event was supported with from Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the United Way of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Please visit our Gallery here to view photos from this event.