Safe Places, Thriving Children: Embedding Trauma-Informed Practices into Alternative Care Settings (“A Culturally Sensitive Approach”)

CELCIS, SOS Children’s Villages

This resource was developed by SOS Children's Villages Belgium as an annex to the Practice Guidance. 

This tool provides guidance for social workers working with unaccompanied refugee and migrant children on how to use trauma-informed practices in a culturally sensitive way.


As part of the “Safe Places, Thriving Children” project, SOS Children’s Villages has developed a series of six e-learning modules which aim at increasing participants’ understanding of trauma and its effects on children and young people, and provide guidance on how to act in a more trauma-sensitive way when working with children, young people and families. By completing the modules, we hope that participants will be able to better support and understand those who may be affected by traumatic experiences, such as the children, young people and families that have been displaced from their homes in Ukraine.

Each module takes around 40 minutes to complete, and once the two introductory modules are completed, you can access four further modules that cover topics such as working with families and unaccompanied refugee children.

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