Child and Adolescent Refugee Trauma

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NCTSN Resources

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.

Mental Health Interventions for Refugee Children in Resettlement: White Paper II (2005) (PDF)

Network Collaborates to Help Refugee Children (PDF)

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.

Review of Child and Adolescent Refugee Mental Health:White Paper from the NCTSN Refugee Trauma Task Force (2003) (PDF)

Survey of National Refugee Working Group Sites 2004: Summary Report

Unaccompanied Migrant Children

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Other Resources

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.  

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