Supporting secondary students following a disaster or community trauma

Emerging Minds & Be You, Australia, May 2021

Following a natural disaster or community trauma, a young person’s secondary school remains an important protective environment for supporting their recovery.

This can feel overwhelming for educators, who are often impacted themselves and are required to coordinate a variety of supports and services for students and families – in addition to their regular role within the school.

This course has been developed to provide educators with a foundational understanding of their role in the recovery process. It offers a practical framework and tips for supporting young people in the immediate aftermath, short-term and long-term following a disaster or community trauma – as well as preparedness skills and knowledge you can use in your daily practice and programs.

This course is part of the Community Trauma Toolkit, originally co-produced by ANU and Emerging Minds.

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