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.