The Influence of Trauma in the Classroom: Part 1


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The Influence of Trauma in the Classroom
Part 1: Understanding Pre-Migration Context 

This webinar is the first part of a two-part webinar on the influence of trauma in the classroom. The focus of this webinar is on understanding the pre-migration context of refugees. See The Influence of Trauma in the Classroom: Part 2 for information on the second webinar.

This webinar will increase your understanding of the pre-migration experiences of refugees. By the end of this webinar, you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of the experiences refugees have before coming to Canada and adaptive behaviors which result from these experiences
  • describe the influence of culture and connections to the pre-migration country on the lives of refugee families here in Canada
  • recognize role shifts in newcomer families due to the different environments in Canada

This webinar is part of a professional development series designed to strengthen the teaching skills of ELL instructors and volunteer tutors who work with refugee learners. Visit the ELL Training Network for more information.

Presenter: Karin Linschoten
Karin Linschoten has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and is a 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.

  • This was excellent, informative, engaging and the speaker had great experience to share.
    Workshop participant
  • The presenter for this workshop was exceptional. She offered relevant insights that resonated with me – I am reflecting on some of my past classroom experiences in a new light.
    Workshop participant
Webinar Dates: 
Tue, October 03, 2017 - 16:00 - 17:00 MDT