School Teachers & Instructors, Principals, Vice Principals, Heads of Schools, Education Project Steering Committee Members, Education Project Implementation Unit Members, Officers in Universal Basic Education Commission & Boards (UBEC/SUBEB), Officers from Federal and State Ministry of Education, Managers, Heads and Administrators of Education Programmes and Projects, School Registrars, Deputy Registrars, Schedule Officers, Education Programme Investment Project Teams, Partnership for Education Project Teams etc.


Disaster, loss of, or separation from, family members and friends, deterioration in living conditions, inability to provide for one’s self and family, and lack of access to quality services. A report reckons that Nigeria stands out globally in its number of out-of-school children, a situation that has been compounded negatively by insurgency. Many of these children, their parents and by extension their teachers, have been subjected to varying degrees of trauma.

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Schools are significant communities for children, their parents, community and their teachers, thus the perfect starting point for combating this anomaly. If skills of the teachers are not updated to cope with this situation, many children will be unable to achieve their academic potentials.

The importance of teacher training for restoring and nurturing developmental opportunities cannot be overstated. With the protection and psychosocial needs of children in mind, trained teachers communicate critical lifesaving messages to children, model caring adult-behaviour and help re-establish children’s trust, and have the potential to create a climate in the classroom that helps children heal. This training is therefore designed to equip participants with core techniques and methods in psychosocial support practices combined with basic pedagogical tools that will enhance the effectiveness of teachers in handling traumatized children.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • identify and understand the concepts of trauma; apply the best approaches & methods for understanding trauma in children
  • give prompt and sustainable psychosocial support to children and parents before, during and after emergencies
  • apply pedagogical steps in handling and teaching traumatized children
  • apply psychological tools and techniques to help children in trauma
  • design and implement outcome-driven curriculums and lessons that will aid the handling of children in trauma
  • implement psychological and pedagogical therapies to help children in trauma
  • relate with traumatized children through an understanding of their situation and help them come out of it
  • recognize the different causes of trauma
  • use tools and techniques for planning, implementing & managing trauma-sensitive educational programmes
  • identify the role of schools in the lives of traumatized children
  • apply strategies & approaches for safe & effective schools’ legislation
  • embrace strategies and approaches that ensure mentoring, motivation & coaching of traumatised children & teachers
  • use strategies & approaches for community involvement, engagement, partnership in trauma- related programmes
  • establish and maintain relationships, and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups for effective communication flow amongst diverse components & stakeholders
  • explore creative ways to help children (either individually or in the classroom) to reduce stress
  • foster resilience and coping and help children handle stigmatization and shame
  • Promote peace building and life skills-based education
  • adopt student-centred and content-specific teaching and assessment simulation techniques
  • inculcate recreational play, drama and arts activities, and sports into school curriculum
  • implement policies and promote effective classroom management and child friendly disciplinary measure; and
  • facilitate disabled and children affected by conflict’s access to education.
  • Concept, Nature and Causes of Trauma
  • Emerging Trends in Psychosocial and Pedagogical Concepts in Education
  • Best Approaches & Methods for Understanding and Handling Trauma in Children
  • Tools and Techniques for Designing Therapies for handling Trauma in Children
  • Pedagogical Strategies and Approaches to handling Trauma in Children
  • Communication for Coping; Effective Communication Strategies for Handling Traumatized Children
  • Concept of Emergency Response Care
  • The Role of Schools & Teachers in the Lives of Traumatized Children
  • Action Steps for Integrating Children in Conflict Region and those with Disabilities into Schools
  • Strategies & Approaches for Community Involvement, Engagement, Partnership on Trauma-related Programmes
  • Elements of Safe & Effective Schools’ Legislation
  • Mentoring, Motivation & Coaching of Traumatised Children & Teachers
  • Human/Child rights-based approaches to child care
  • Peace Building and Life Skills-Based Education
  • Psychosocial Activities for Improved Learning and Recovery
  • Approaches to Effective Classroom Management and Child Friendly Discipline
  • Student-centred and content-Specific teaching and assessment simulation
  • Recreational Play, Drama and Arts Activities, and Sports for Development
  • Understanding and Management of Stigma and Shame
  • Case Study and Experience Sharing


1st Run: 26th FEB – 2nd MAR, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 26th FEB – 9th MAR, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

2nd Run: 7th – 11th MAY, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 7th – 18th MAY, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

3rd Run: 9th – 13th JUL, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 9th – 20th JUL, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

4th Run: 13th – 17th SEPT, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 13th – 24th SEPT, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

5th Run: 19th – 23rd NOV, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 19th – 30th NOV, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

6th Run: 10th – 14th DEC, 2018 (ONE WEEK) | 10th – 21st DEC, 2018 (TWO WEEKS)

| IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 150,000 Naira Per Participant

| IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 300,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (ONE WEEK) | 200,000 Naira Per Participant

| OUTSIDE IBADAN (TWO WEEKS) | 400,000 Naira Per Participant