Resilience and Crisis Care in International Schools

Self-Guided Course

This course builds on Foundations of International School Student Care to help staff in international schools understand principles of promoting emotional resilience, how to respond to trauma faced by studnets, and how to support student mental health - specifically in the international school population. 

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We start by discussing emotional resilience, busting that myth that children are naturally resilient and instead going through practical ways to build resilience through experiences of mobility, transience, and change.

Next are two units on trauma and specifically sexual abuse in the international school context. These units draw on research that is specific to international school students, and compares this to research done in other countries and contexts. There is a lot of practical advice and the supplementary resources include plenty of recommended sources of additional learning, training, and guidance in improving school-wide systems for trauma-informed student care.

The course concludes with a unit on supporting mental health in the international school environment. Again, we look at research data specific to international school students, and discuss practical strategies and resources to help you care for student wellbeing - no matter where you are in the world and what staff/budget you have.
Use the "subscribe" window below to register a group with volume discounts which bring the cost as low as $100pp. Learn more in our introduction to Virtual Training Courses for International Schools.

Why should I take this course?




Learn more about the students you teach in an international setting and how to best meet their specific needs for the best possible outcomes. Understand your school community and how to engage well. If you are a parent, you'll also learn about your own child's experiences in the process!
Build your toolbox for international school counseling with these courses applying content directly to your context. Work through how international students experience school life differently, tackling a wide range of topics, with reflective activities and supplemental resources to increase your selection of go-to tools of the trade.
So much professional development for teachers is not tailored to the experiences of international school educators. Ensure the best possible care for your students by providing staff training designed specifically for this population. 

Meet the instructors

Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and International Education
Tanya is a leading expert in the field of modern Third Culture Kids and issues facing cross-cultural families. She is the author of Misunderstood: The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century (2016), and conducts research on behalf of TCK Training in the area of ACE scores and other trauma among globally mobile TCKs. Tanya has been a guest speaker at international schools and other groups on four continents, and co-taught a workshop at the 2023 International School Counselor Association conference.
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Lauren Wells

Chief Executive Officer
Lauren is the Founder and CEO of TCK Training and author of Raising Up a Generation of Healthy Third Culture Kids, The Grief Tower, and Unstacking Your Grief Tower. An Adult Third Culture Kid (ATCK) who spent her teenage years living in Tanzania, East Africa, Lauren has worked with over 1,000 parents and TCK caregivers and has trained staff from over 80 organizations. 
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Elizabeth Vahey Smith

Chief Operating Officer
Author of The Practice of Processing, Elizabeth is a skilled communicator and trauma-informed training specialist who helps transform abstract concepts into practical steps, equipping, encouraging, and empowering people to reach their goals. Elizabeth is a mom of two worldschooling TCKs.