Bullying and discrimination is on the rise and affects refugee youth and families in unique ways. This module will share statistics and stories on bullying and discrimination among diverse refugee youth. These stories will be contextualized within a wider discussion on psychological and sociological concerns that this population may experience. This module will provide best practices and recommendations for individuals, families, schools, and the wider community in meeting these challenges.

This course is designed for use with teachers but is also recommended for social workers, counselors, psychologists, and other human services and behavioral health professionals who seek knowledge about refugee youth and families. It is appropriate for participants with all levels of knowledge about this topic.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand different forms of discrimination & bullying (including cyber bullying, implicit bias, etc)
  • Identify psychosocial effects of discrimination & bullying in a refugee context
  • Address strategies for teachers to assist students that may be targets of bullying

This course was made possible with funding from HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-RB-0983.

Author:  Nouf Bazaz, World Organization for Resource Development and Education (WORDE)/ International Cultural Center (ICC)