TESL Durham Online Event
November 26, 2022
Join us on Zoom for a FREE EVENT!
Saturday, November 26th, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
LOTS OF LEARNING
4 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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Vicarious Trauma in the Classroom Workshop
This workshop focuses on Vicarious Trauma and trauma-informed practices for language classrooms. The applied research team at the School of Global Access at Bow Valley College, along with Mount Royal University, and The Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, engaged English Language Learning (ELL) instructors and newcomers in a co-creation process to develop, pilot and evaluate evidence-based strategies to support instructors in preventing, and coping with, vicarious trauma. An online toolkit was developed to help instructors understand and respond to trauma in the classroom, and it is being piloted national wide. This is part of a research project funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (Developing Evidence Based Supports to Address Vicarious Trauma among English Language Instructors).
The workshop will be conducted by:
Dr. Patricia Kostouros is Full Professor in the Department of Child Studies and Social Work at Mount Royal University. Patricia’s research includes intimate partner violence, post-secondary student wellness, vicarious trauma/compassion fatigue, and trauma-sensitive teaching. Patricia co-chaired the post-secondary student mental health initiative across Canada. Prior to academia Patricia managed a youth shelter, a women’s shelter, and was the Executive Director of a residence for women with a trauma history and a dual diagnosis. Her publications include a variety of articles and edited books.
Nathan Millar holds a Bachelor of Child Studies, with a major in Child and Youth Care Counselling from Mount Royal University. He has worked as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor in varying roles for 20 years. In addition to emerging interests around the use of simple puppetry in counselling, Nathan illustrates and colors independent comics, and works as a Research Assistant at Mount Royal University studying vicarious trauma.
Bria Scarff is a recent graduate of the Child and Youth Care Couselling degree program at Mount Royal University. Bria has worked as a Research Assistant with Mount Royal University for the past two and a half years. Bria’s areas of research include: Vicarious-truama as well as pedagogical teaching and learning in a post-secondary setting. Bria has a strong belief of personal strength and resilience that can be achieve through education. Through community and personal involvement Bria has established work and volunteer relationships the Calgary Board of Education, Children’s Village School, Wood’s Homes Schools and William Roper Hull School.