Resilience and Crisis Care in International Schools

Self-Guided Course

This course builds on the prerequisite course Foundations of International School Student Care to train international school staff in promoting emotional resilience, responding to trauma faced by students, and supporting student mental health. 

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 generally and sexual abuse specifically 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 are a lot of practical tools 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.
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First unit arrives February 12, 2024
Contact us for Group Pricing and other discounts:
>10 learners = $3,000
>20 learners = $5,000
>50 learners = $7,500

Unlimited Distribution = $10,000
Learn more about how the Foundations course fits into our Self-Guided 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

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Tanya Crossman

Director of Research and Education Services

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), a book which opens a window on the experience of an international childhood in the internet age. Tanya serves TCK Training families - offering virtual debriefing, parent coaching, consulting, and training - particularly to those living in Eastern Hemisphere time zones. She conducts research on behalf of TCK Training in the area of TCKs and ACE scores.

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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 educator 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.

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