ESL Rural Routes Newsletter

Rural Routes Online has partnered with the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers to present the following online learning opportunity:

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Refugees 

You are invited to take part in this two-part online workshop:

Part one: Pre-migration Context and the Influence of Culture in Refugee Families.

May 8 from 9:30 am- 11:00 am

Description of the workshop: The experiences families have in warzones and refugee camps often impact their emotional wellbeing and behaviors for a long time. Understanding these experiences, the impact on behavior and the role changes that occur when refugee families come to Canada is  crucial  in giving appropriate support

Part two: Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder interfere with people’s ability to learn and adapt.

June 15 from 9:30- 11:00 am

Description of the workshop: Many people are affected by them, including many refugees. You will gain a understanding of what Trauma is, how it affects someone’s behavior and ability to function as well as learn strategies for the classroom and for one on one interactions to reduce the impact of trauma.

Additional Information

Outcome: The workshops give you a solid knowledge base to prepare you for interactions with refugee families and individuals. Easy to implement strategies for classrooms and individuals will help improve communication and cooperation.

Target Audience: ESL providers who support refugees and newcomers.

Presenter: Karin Benesch-Linschoten, MA,CCC,CCC-S

Karin has a Master in Counseling Psychology, Certified Canadian Counselor and Counseling Supervisor. She has extensive training in Trauma Therapy and Body oriented psychotherapy. Karin is the clinical Director for Counseling Services at Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers and Multicultural Health Brokers’ Coop. She is also the  2012-16 representative for Canada on the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims  (IRCT).

The cut off date to register is May 1, 2017

To Register:

This online experience is brought to you in partnership with Rural Routes and the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for newcomers. 
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