RESP schools New Staff Induction

This session is designed to assist schools who have previously participated in the Refugee Education Support Program (RESP) to sustain practices to support students of refugee background by ensuring that new staff are inducted into the Foundation House whole-school approach.


  • Explores common elements of the refugee experience;
  • Examines global and local data relating to the Humanitarian program and resettlement in Australia;
  • Uses both the Foundation House Trauma Recovery Framework and Three Lenses for Understanding Refugee Experiences tools;
  • Unpacks case studies with the opportunity to discuss and respond to the material and consider how they might apply it in their context;
  • Reflect on their experiences with students of refugee background through a focus on the traumatic impacts of refugee experiences upon students’ engagement, learning and wellbeing;
  • Explore causes and manifestations of students’ trauma reactions related to their refugee experiences;
  • Use case studies to help illustrate trauma reactions and collaborate with colleagues around responding in the school context; and
  • Understand their role in relation to student disclosures of traumatic experiences and supporting students.

Suitable for:

All staff new to current or former RESP schools.


Foundation House Education & Early Years Program is able to provide a professional development program to teachers and those working in and with schools through the support of the Department of Education and Training, therefore no charge to participants for this workshop.

Course details:

  • Online livestream via Zoom
  • Wednesday 9 March 2022 (1 day workshop)
  • 9:00 AM – 3.30 PM AEDT
  • Presented by Allison Greene
  • Free