Health & Wellness

BRYCS recognizes that refugees have unique health needs. Although refugees’ backgrounds may vary considerably (by country of origin, level of education, use of Western health care systems, exposure to infectious diseases, and experiences of physical and psychic trauma, etc), they all share the same experience of being forced to flee their home countries. BRYCS is dedicated to improving the well-being of refugee youth and families by providing tools, resources, and support for service providers in order to better meet the needs of refugees in resettlement.

Topic Resources

Promising Practices

BRYCS has identified and documented a number of “promising practices” on this topic. Get new ideas, share your promising practice, and read about other refugee-serving programs across the country!

Topic Blog

Laughter and Trauma

For ten years, I served refugees at administrative and policy levels. I missed working with clients, but I feared vicarious traumatization (being negatively impacted from [...]

Refugee Health and Wellness

Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.[1] BRYCS’ Spotlight this month provides [...]

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