Refugee youth often face multiple traumatic experiences due to forced migration throughout their resettlement journey. With the aim of better understanding refugee trauma and mental health, this presentation offered a foundational knowledge of relevant theories; case vignettes illustrating refugee youth in the community, family, and school; and school-specific considerations.
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Do any of you have experience about trauma informed approaches in early childhood and preschool settings?
How do you respect family roles that conflict with US cultural roles?
Can you talk more about how teachers can better identify when trauma is the issue. What are key signs they can look for? How can you differentiate between a child that is just 'acting up' or really struggling?
IRC has a Healing Classrooms early childhood curriculum from Lebanon that might be of interest
What advice to you have for refugee youth who only get 1 or 2 years of public education before they are "graduated"/kicked out?
Refugee Center Online has a free GED program for students in those settings.
One of the slides identified a stressor as being difficulty assessing students for learning disabilities. Do you have any resources or advice on navigating this barrier in the school setting?
I was curious if any of you notice benefit from formally assessing for PTSD in refugee youth in order to tailor services?
Are activities that encourage students to tell their stories beneficial, in general?
How can I understand and support a refugee youth who is timid to open up and express her feeling?
What is the first step getting mental health help for kids who clearly seem troubled?
Many forms of therapy can be used, including counseling and Art therapy for a youth who is shy or timid. drawing, painting, visual arts, digital art, etc
You may be interested in a project we did a few years ago: https://brycs.org/youtharts/youth_arts.htm