Aug 02, 2018

Trauma, Shock, Grief and Learning for Refugees and Immigrants

Trauma, Shock, Grief and Learning for Refugees and Immigrants

Instructor: Louise El Yaafouri

Sept. 11, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

South Slope Community Center
980 N. Front St.
North Liberty, Iowa

This workshop will focus on the symptoms of culture shock, indicators for traumatic stress and extreme grief, plus classroom manifestations of trauma and stress. Educators will receive tools and strategies for diffusing the effects of shock, tracking of stress-related behaviors at school, and resources for care related to trauma, stress, grief and transitions.

Louise El Yaafouri is an educator, consultant and coach with extensive experience in ESL/ELD curriculum and instruction. She specializes in guiding districts and schools through Newcomer program design and implementation of best practices for English Language Development instruction. Louise is the author of “The Newcomer Students: An Educator’s Guide to Aid Transition,” “The Newcomer Teacher: A Workbook Companion to the Newcomer Student,” and has contributed to numerous publications on the topic of Newcomer education.

Target Audience: Administrators, ELL Teachers, Counselors, GWAEA Staff


Course Number: 167553

Registration Deadline: 6:00 a.m. on Sept. 4, 2018

• Educators in Grant Wood AEA area, total for non-credit, $0
• Outside of Grant Wood AEA, total for non-credit, $25
• Registration is not complete until all fees are paid in full.