Lifeline Shanghai – Helpline Volunteer Training
On March 23rd, Fiona Yapp, our Clinic Director here at The Essential Learning Group, led a child protection training session for the dedicated Helpline Volunteers at Lifeline Shanghai.
As a Child Protection Social Worker and a trained Helpline Counsellor for a children’s charity in the UK, Fiona was able to support the volunteers to enhance their communication skills with children experiencing crisis and abuse, and implement safeguarding strategies that are effective in the international environment of Shanghai. Fiona’s training session also explored the developing legal framework for child protection in China, with a particular focus on the important new Domestic Violence Law that came into effect on 1st March 2016.
Lifeline Shanghai is a volunteer based non-profit organization that operates an English speaking Helpline for the international community. Lifeline Shanghai was started in 2004 and is affiliated with Lifeline International.
If you are interested in supporting those in need and volunteering for Lifeline, please contact:
ELG Specialists at TEDx Shanghai
Mooney Niu and Davy Guo gave a talk at TEDx Shanghai on April 2, organized by the Shanghai School International Division students. Read Mooney’s blog post about the experience!
Trainings in the Community
Reyhaneh Rajabzadeh, Speech-Language Pathologist, and Han Xiong, Educational Psychologist, presented on Executive Functioning and Metacognition at a teacher training day in early April.
Joanne Li, Board-Certified Applied Behavior Therapist, provided behavior intervention training for teachers and teaching assistants at a Shanghai International school in early April.