Video: The Somali Refugee Experience

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Video: The Somali Refugee Experience

This video, developed by the Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center of Boston Children’s Hospital, features Dr. Saida Abdi of the University of Minnesota. Dr. Abdi discusses topics including: stigma and the language of mental health, mental health among children and youth, the role of religion in mental health within the Somali community, barriers to seeking help, the impact of limited or interrupted formal education among students, suggestions for teachers and parents, acculturation within families, and the power of resilience.

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