Welcome to Toxic Stress & Well-Being among Students Affected by Forced Migration. 

This self-paced course will help educators learn about the causes and impacts of toxic stress. Educators will also learn about how they can best support their students to heal and reach their potential.

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Is this course for me?
Teachers and other in-school and out-of-school time educators and youth development practitioners, supervisors, directors, and administrators will all benefit from this course.

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How will I benefit from this course?

In this course you will:

  • Learn from students and families who have experienced forced migration first-hand through multi-media sources about forced migration, toxic stress, and their experiences with school and life in a new country
  • Examine the links between toxic stress, learning, and well-being
  • Learn about resources available within schools and communities to support students affected by toxic stress
  • Be introduced to key elements of Healing Learning Spaces

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How long will it take?
 The minimum expected time to complete this course is 45 minutes.

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How much does it cost?
 This course is free!

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Will I get a certificate at the end?
 Yes - you will be able to download a certificate once you have have completed all sections of the course, including the final quiz and feedback survey. New Jersey educators who complete and receive a completion certificate may use the hours toward the 100 Professional Development hours required.

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How do I start?
 Scroll to the top of the page and click on the Join Course button. This will take you through to the course content.

Data protection and consent

This course was created and is administered by the International Rescue Committee (IRC). By joining this course you are consenting to the IRC being given access to your Kaya profile information, including your name and email address, so that they can provide the course. This may require them to contact you. Your data will be anonymised before it is used for any analysis or reporting purposes. If you have any questions about this, please email learning@rescue.org