Topic: Trauma-informed practice

Apoyando a los refugiados SLIFE: estudiantes con educación formal interrumpida o limitada

*Este es un curso de CPL. Para tomar el curso, se le pedirá que cree una cuenta en una vez que haga clic en “Inscribirse”.

Este curso se desarrolló en 2017-2018. Su objetivo es apoyar a los educadores que trabajan con estudiantes con educación formal limitada o interrumpida (SLIFE), incluidos algunos estudiantes de origen refugiado.

Hay seis microcursos, o módulos, que componen este curso por los que está invitado a moverse a su gusto. No necesita completarlos en orden, ni necesita completar todos los microcursos o módulos. Seleccione entre las ofertas para crear un camino de aprendizaje que mejor apoye su aprendizaje en la práctica.

29 min 33 seg de video
35 recursos complementarios

Supporting Refugee SLIFE: Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education

*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on once you click “Enroll.”

There are six micro-courses, or modules, comprising this course which you are invited to move through as you like. You need not complete them in order, nor do you need to complete all of the micro-courses or modules. Select from the offerings to create a learning pathway that will best support your learning in practice.

29 min 33 sec of video
34 supplemental resources

Child Well-Being and Protection

*This is a CPL course. To take the course, you will be required to create an account on 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

2 min 26 sec of video
7 supplemental resources
Certificate of completion

Understanding the Impact of Trauma on Young Children

Teacher concerned for child's health and well-being

*Course is hosted on and requires the user to create a free profile to take course*

Course Topics:

  • 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.

Refugee Educators Foundations of Practice Course

Teacher supporting Refugee learner.
  • Cohort One: June 1st – July 29th
  • Cohort Two: June 24th – August 26th

This nine-week, facilitated and cohort-based online course offers educators an opportunity to explore teaching and learning approaches and methodologies ranging from culturally responsive pedagogies to trauma-informed practices to differentiated instruction and Universal Design for Learning (among others). The course is designed by and for educators using an asset-based orientation to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students of refugee backgrounds across the U.S.

Participants will complete practice-based, contextually-relevant activities and mini-projects for each of the seven modules, participate in online discussions, and attend optional (strongly recommended) virtual meet-ups with members of their cohort and their facilitator.

Participants will walk away with:

  1. a toolkit of resources, including effective, research-based strategies and methods for working with newcomer, refugee, and culturally and linguistically diverse learners
  2. increased confidence and self-efficacy specific to their work with refugee students
  3. a new or wider network and community of educators committed to supporting the academic achievement and well-being of students of refugee backgrounds

Participants will also earn a certificate for 45 PD clock-hours*. Additionally, there are embedded opportunities to apply for four micro-credentials associated with content from this course.

* Check with your local PD/HR office for requirements related to PD clock-hours.

Participants have the option of also earning 4.5 continuing education credits through UCSD for a nominal (additional) fee. More details available by visiting the UCSD Extension website here or by contacting our team at

Enrollment Notes:

There are two different cohorts for Summer 2022.

  • Cohort One: June 1st – July 29th
  • Cohort Two: June 24th – August 26th

Refund policy:

  • Refunds are possible up to 14 days before the course starts; no refunds will be made within 14 days of the beginning of the course for which you signed up. Refunds are subject to a standard transaction fee of 3%.

Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices

Sad child who could benefit from educator with trauma-informed practices.

Children who have experienced trauma need caregivers who understand trauma. They must understand the impact it can have on their vulnerable and developing brains and their physical bodies. Therefore, compassionate and responsive caregivers are essential for children’s healing.

Anyone who completes the “Introduction to Trauma-Informed Practices” micro-course will:

  • Have a working understanding of what trauma is and why it is important to learn about
  • Be able to identify different types of trauma
  • Understand how self-care is a critical component to trauma-informed work.

This introductory course, which is approximately two hours, is totally free of charge. In order to take the course, participants will need to register on The Center for Learning in Practice website.

If you need technical support or assistance with enrolling in the course, click here, or email

Trauma-informed practice is a complex topic, and caregivers should consider training beyond the micro-course. Future in-depth trainings will allow participants to learn more about trauma, the impact trauma has on development, and specific strategies to use in formal and informal learning environments to support children as they deal with traumatic experiences.

If you want to receive more information about our course offerings, please contact