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How schools and educators can support refugee children’s adjustment to school in North America

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This section of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) website outlines several considerations for schools and educators for supporting refugee students in their schools. A simple and straightforward read, this page provides information on possible experiences and issues refugee students may face in a U.S. school, and steps schools and teachers can take to welcome and support them. Also included are family considerations ,such as what may be challenging for refugee families about the U.S. school experience, and how to address concerns with families in a respectful way.

Click here for a list of specific things educators can do to support refugee students in their classrooms.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) is a U.S. organization with a goal to improve access to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents exposed to traumatic events.