Online course for settlement workers who work with young immigrant children and their newcomer families

The Canadian Mothercraft College is offereing an online (or in-person) course for settlement workers who work with young immigrant children and their families. With funding from Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the Mothercraft program,  Caring for Canada’s Children offers 3 sessions:

Session 1
Healthy Child Development and Family Functioning

  1. Infant and Child Development
  2. The Establishment of Security and Stability
  3. The Importance of the Childhood Years
  4. Adaptations to Parenting and Healthy Family Functioning

Session 2
Understanding the Issues for Newcomer Families

  1. Impact of Cultural and Geographic Dislocation
  2. Impact of Parental Trauma on the Parent-Child Relationship
  3. Impact of exposure to War or Natural Disasters
  4. Impact of Exposure to Community Violence

Session 3
Identification and How to Help

  1. Red Flags for Identification by Settlement Workers
  2. How to Help; Talking to Parents About Concerns
  3. How to Help; Talking to Parents About Concerns
  4. How to Help; Community Resources

See the Mothercraft website for more details.

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