*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on learning.careyinistute.org once you click “Enroll.”
The content for this course is adapted from the TiCC Training Pack for Teachers in Crisis Contexts and was modified for online learning in collaboration with JRS staff as part of their Teacher Formation Programme. We are thankful to these organizations for making this content open and available for use across crisis, emergency, and displacement contexts.
The course is entirely self-paced and is offered free, without facilitation. If you are interested in a facilitated version of this course for your professional development program, please contact our Refugee Educator Academy Program Manager, Julie Kasper, at the Center for Professional Learning at [email protected]
2 min 26 sec of video
7 supplemental resources
Certificate of completion
Identity Development Online Course-Key Topics:
- Identity development in children
- What does it mean for children to understand themselves?
- Multi-layered levels of identity
- Learning about identity through relationships
- Adult identity development
- How do children understand themselves?
In today’s world, young children need a strong, solid sense of who they are in order to adjust to the constant changes occurring in the world around them. Knowing themselves, being self-aware, provides children with a point of reference to understand and interact in their families, communities and society and they can draw upon their strengths to respond to challenges with resilience, an increased sense of safety which can expand feelings of hope and optimism.
Over the course of 3-5 hours, participants will gain a valuable understanding of how to support young children with a secure sense of identity that corresponds with their needs to understand themselves at various ages and stages of development. For young children to know who they are, we must try to see and understand the world through their eyes.
At the conclusion of the Identity Development online course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Childhood Education International (CE International). Should you experience any technical difficulties while taking this course, please send an email message to [email protected].
*Course is hosted on learning.careyinstitute.org and requires the user to create a free profile to take course*
- The impact of trauma on children’s physical, cognitive, and emotional development
- Holistic child development as it relates to well-being
- Changes in child brain development
- The importance of safe and secure learning environments
- Teaching strategies that address a child’s holistic well-being.
Early childhood is a critical stage of development and lays the foundation for life. Children experience tremendous brain development between birth and 8 years old. At this age they take in new information that is critical to the formation of active neural pathways. The people and environments that surround children are highly influential at this point in their development. As a result, it is critical that they feel safe and supported in order to grow and thrive. Children of all abilities can only develop optimally if their social, emotional, and educational needs are met. Commitment to such healthy development is the focus of our Health and Well-Being Practice Area.
Over the course of 4-5 hours, course participants will gain a critically valuable understanding of the impact trauma has on a young child’s development. Participants will also learn teaching strategies that address a child’s complete physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.