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Tip Sheet: Understanding Refugee Trauma

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 21, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource includes four fact sheets designed for primary care providers, mental health professionals, school personnel, and those working in or with the child welfare system, and what considerations they need to take into account when working with refugee youth and their families. These fact sheets describe the cultural, child and youth, family, school, and …

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Guide: Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: February 26, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This guide describes how young children, school-age children, and adolescents react to traumatic events and offers suggestions on how parents and caregivers can help and support them.

Archived Webinar: Exploring Policy Challenges, Solutions, and Resources for Addressing Trauma Among Refugee Youth

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar explores policy challenges and solutions relevant to working with refugee youth. This webinar provides an overview of National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) activities and resources related to refugee youth. Federal, state, and NCTSN perspectives will be highlighted. Speakers include: Heidi Ellis, Sarah Ferriss, Heather Shattuck-Heidorn, Curi Kim, and Diane Elmore.

Archived Webinar: Celebrating World Refugee Day: Understanding Refugee Experiences and Improving Services

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: June 20, 2017
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Presenters shared current information about refugee arrivals in the US and refugee mental health needs and best practices. They discuss how host communities/service providers need to take trauma and loss into consideration as they support refugees. Presenters also discussed refugee core stressors and highlight the importance of creating trauma-informed, culturally accessible services. Additionally, they utilized …

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Tip Sheet: Data Collection Offers Opportunities for Unpacking the Refugee Experience

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2017
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Data Collection
This tip sheet outlines use of data for discovering best practices for reaching and helping traumatized refugee children that involves collaborations between mental health providers and communities. It also describes how, for a few different NCTSN centers, data sets have convinced them of the enormous potential of data collection has to inform the delivery of …

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Toolkit: Measures that are Appropriate for Refugee Children and Families 

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2015
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness, Monitoring and Evaluation
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Data Collection
This toolkit provides links and information about a variety of tools including checklists, inventories, questionnaires, and reports to address issues that refugee children and families face. Domains referenced include anxiety, attachment, cognition, conduct problems, depression, internalizing and externalizing symptoms, mood, parenting stress, physical health, psychosocial functioning, quality of life, relationships, resettlement stressors, resilience, substance use, …

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Tip Sheet: Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2014
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This document outlines the feelings of young children struggling with the death of someone meaningful and offers suggestions on what caregivers can do to help.

Tip Sheet: Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2014
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This document describes how school-age children may feel when struggling with the death of someone close and offers tips on what caregivers can do to help.

Tip Sheet: Psychological First Aid (PFA): Parent Tips for Helping Adolescents

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2012
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Grief and Healing
This handout provides parents with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to your adolescent.

Tip Sheet: Psychological First Aid (PFA): Tips for Adults

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: March 24, 2012
Topic(s): Case Management, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Grief and Healing
This handout provides people with common reactions after a disaster, ways to respond to those reactions, and examples of things you can say to another adult.