Community

This section provides resources that have been curated to support the school community in times of crisis.

Schools are encouraged to think of the many communities students navigate, and further consider the different levels of understanding of the crisis and the types of relations and responses in the school and wider communities.

A supportive school community creates safe spaces for meaningful conversations and engages with controversial issues in sensitive and reflexive ways.

Some of the methods for supporting the school community include trauma-informed education, restorative practices, reconciliation education, conflict resolution, and communication strategies with the wider community. This includes supporting parents and guardians to engage in conversation with their children.

Click the links for resources.

Teaching Sensitive Material in the Classroom An Additional Resource to Teaching the Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Adverse Childhood Experiences – webinars

How to support your child during conflict and crisis situations

Resources for Teachers – Conflict Resolution Education Connection

How to Talk to Kids About Violence, Crime, and War

Responding to Crisis, Death or Trauma

Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of elementary school children

Resilience in a time of war: Tips for parents and teachers of middle school children

You can access more resources by following the links in the side navigation.