Yellow Flag Workshop | Resourcing Resilience: Creating Safe & Brave Spaces with Refugee Children in the Classroom

The Yellow Flag Programme, in partnership with Caoimhe Butterly,  are hosting a suite of workshops in response to the increase of children and young people seeking refuge in Ireland.

The workshops will be hosted across the 13th, 15th and 16th of February, and are available to all teachers in Yellow Flag schools.

The online workshops aim to support educators in understanding some of the steps on the journey of asylum-seeking and refugee children in schools in Ireland. Using a trauma and resilience-informed lens, participants will engage in narrative as well as accessible psycho-educational content, focusing on resourcing, responding to stress activation, the autonomic nervous system, co-regulation and co-creating classroom spaces that honour the courage and lived experiences of children and students rebuilding their lives in Ireland.

Facilitated by the Yellow Flag Programme and Caoimhe Butterly – Educator, MHPSS trainer, and Psycho-Social Support Worker, with 20 years experience of working with refugee and displaced communities in Lebanon, Iraq, Mexico, Haiti, Palestine, Syria, Guatemala, Calais, Lesvos and Ukraine.

If you are a Yellow Flag school and wish to participate, please contact Sian at to book your place.

This workshop is funded by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund at the European Union