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NCTSN Resources

The following resources on Refugee Trauma were developed by the NCTSN. Information and resources are available for multiple audiences including mental health professionals, healthcare providers, school personnel, policy makers, and more. To identify resources tailored for a particular audience, click on the “Audience” filter below and select an option. Some NCTSN materials also indicate “related resources” that might be of particular interest to different audiences.

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Understanding Refugee Trauma: For School Personnel

Type: Fact Sheet

Outlines different considerations that school personnel need to take into account when working with refugee youth and their families. This fact sheet describes the school, classroom, individual, and family considerations that school staff should understand when working with this population.

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Unaccompanied Migrant Children

Type: Fact Sheet

Provides an overview of working with unaccompanied minors and the unique nature of the trauma they may have experienced. This resource describes symptoms or behaviors unaccompanied minors may display, cultural considerations for providers, and additional resources.

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Children of War: A Video for Educators

Type: Video

Includes a segment from the play Children of War and a documentary about the scope and impact of refugee trauma and its consequences for youth in schools.

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Children of War: A Video for Educators Resource Guide

Type: Resource Guide

Accompanies the Children of War video and includes discussion questions, suggestions about ways schools and teachers can help refugee students and families, and provides information on the effects of traumatic stress on school performance.