Child and Adolescent Refugee Trauma
Children of War: A Video for Educators
Children of War is a powerful video presentation in which refugee youth tell their own stories about the experience of war. It is recommended for educators and others who work with immigrant and refugee youth and children. Because the stories are deeply moving, the video is not recommended for students younger than high school age, and any presentation to youth should be handled with sensitivity and made only after the video has been previewed.
Children of War: A Video for Educators Resource Guide (PDF)
The guide will help educators teaching students of all ages understand the experience of refugee youth and children. It is best used in a group setting. The guide includes discussion questions for educators, suggests ways teachers and schools can help refugee students, and describes the traumatic stress than can result from wartime experiences and resettlement in a new culture.
Refugee Services Toolkit
This resource is a web-based tool designed to help service system providers understand the experience of refugee children and families, identify the needs associated with their mental health, and ensure that they are connected with the most appropriate available interventions.
Information for Providers
This website provides cultural information and background on different refugee and immigrant communities including information about culture, language, health, illness, and community resources. Useful to health care providers who see patients from different ethnic groups.