Navigating Challenges: Nurturing Resilience and Effective Crisis Response in Education

Navigating Challenges: Nurturing Resilience and Effective Crisis Response in Education

Description: In times of crisis, educational settings and educators play a vital and irreplaceable role in safeguarding the mental health and well-being of students. Schools serve as not only centres of academic growth but also as emotional anchors for children and adolescents. Educators, with their close and often long-term relationships with students, become trusted sources of stability and support. During a crisis, whether it's a natural disaster, a community tragedy, or a global pandemic, the routines and connections established within educational settings become a lifeline for students.

Thus, this training programme is designed to equip educators with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to effectively respond to crises and emergencies while supporting students' mental health and building resilience during challenging times. Participants will delve into the concept of resilience, learn to identify signs of distress and explore strategies for crisis management and de-escalation. The training will also focus on mental health awareness, stigma reduction, and building resilience in students. By the end of this training, participants will be better prepared to create a secure and supportive learning environment, ensuring the well-being and academic success of their students.


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Dates and Locations

Athens, Greece

  • 20.–24.05.2024   CONFIRMED SESSION
  • 08.–12.09.2025

Barcelona, Spain

  • 25.–29.11.2024

Porto, Portugal

  • 17.–21.02.2025

Don't see the dates that suit your group?  Send us an e-mail with the proposed dates and location and we will get back to you.*

*- Only in case you are 6 or more persons from the same organisation.

Daily Programme


  • Welcome and introductions
  • Individual expectations, setting objectives for the week
  • Getting to know each other & icebreakers
  • Presentation of participants’ educational institutions
  • Understanding what resilience is and its importance for both educators and students
  • Exploring different types of crises and emergencies that may occur in an educational setting
  • Exploring the critical role educators play in supporting students during challenging times


  • Developing an understanding of common mental health issues affecting students
  • Learning to recognise signs of distress and mental health challenges in students
  • Exploring strategies for reducing the stigma surrounding mental health issues and encouraging open dialogue
  • Explore practical strategies for building resilience in students, including social-emotional learning and stress management
  • Learning about available resources and how to refer students to appropriate mental health support services


  • Importance of self-care for educators during and after crises and emergencies
  • Identifying personal stressors and implementing self-care strategies
  • Effective communication strategies during emergencies (e.g., crisis messaging, parent communication)
  • Collaborating with staff, administrators, and external authorities during crises
  • Conducting post-crisis assessments and debriefing sessions


  • Discussing the development and implementation of crisis response plans in educational settings
  • Utilizing crisis response tools and resources (e.g., emergency communication systems, evacuation plans)
  • The importance of building a network of supporters
  • How can I use the gained knowledge & and tools in practice? – making individual action plans for implementing crisis response strategies and supporting students' mental health in an educational setting
  • Receiving feedback, sharing ideas, strategies, and insights


  • Establishing a support network for ongoing collaboration and sharing best practices
  • Summary and course evaluation
  • Closing
  • Cultural trip in the local area
Competences Acquired by Participants

The overall aim of this training is to provide participants with practical and actionable strategies to manage crises and emergencies, collaborate effectively with colleagues, and support student mental health in times of crisis. By the end of the training, participants will have the knowledge and skills they need to respond to a range of crises and emergencies in a timely and effective manner while promoting resilience and supporting the mental health of students.

​The specific objectives are:

  • Equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to handle crises, emergencies, and support students' mental health effectively.
  • Foster a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes the mental health and well-being of students
  • Provide participants with the tools to recognize signs of distress, develop crisis response plans, and effectively manage crisis situations
  • Educate participants on mental health awareness and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues, enabling them to provide essential support
  • Offer strategies and approaches to build resilience in students, helping them navigate challenges and adversity more effectively
  • Encourage participants to create individualized action plans for implementing crisis response and mental health support strategies in their specific educational settings
  • Create a cross-cultural environment to discuss and exchange ideas with colleagues
  • Learning tools for the professional development of the teacher 
  • Increase capacity to cooperate on an international level
  • Improve communication and social skills
  • Improve English language skills
Type of Certification of Attendance Awarded
  • Certificate of attendance including description of training content and time input
  • Certificate of obtained competencies
  • Europass mobility certificates – to be issued by the applicant’s NA
Course Packages

Please note that ‘All in one – single room’ and ‘All in one – double room’ packages are being offered in all locations except London, Dublin, Barcelona, Athens, Porto, Lyon, Split and Pisa, where we have only the ‘Basic’ course package.

       1. ‘ALL IN ONE – Single room’ PACKAGE - 1240€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation in a Single room in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

      2. ‘ALL IN ONE – Double Room Sharing’ PACKAGE- 1040€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Accommodation - double room sharing in a 3 or 4-star hotel (6 nights)
  • Full Board (5 days)
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

*Choose double room sharing if you are 2 colleagues from the same organisation willing to share a double room/ or if you have any accompanying person travelling to the venue of the course together with you (we can arrange the accommodation for accompanying persons as well).

       3. ‘BASIC’ course PACKAGE - 450€

  • Tuition fee and training material
  • Certificate of Competence
  • Welcome dinner
  • Administration costs
  • Coffee Breaks
  • Cultural visit

Note: separate invoices for the training fee only (400 EUR) can be issued upon request from the organisation.

DOREA as well offers group discounts in the case of 7 or more persons from the same organisation.




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