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Video: Mental Health Care During Crises

Author(s): Emergency Community Health Outreach (ECHO)
Date: April 21, 2010
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): COVID-19
Mental health problems can be caused by many factors – disease, stress, genetics, or adjusting to a new culture. It is important to identify and take steps to treat mental health issues as early as possible to keep them under control. These videos, developed in 2010, have information about helping people who are having mental …

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Guide: Partnering with Parents and Families to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children at School

Author(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Date: June 12, 2009
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education
This guide outlines programs that engage communities and community organizations to build effective and easily accessible mental health services for children and youth. Some of the issues addressed include: the impact of the immigrant and refugee experience; partnering with immigrant families to support mental health; offering school-based mental health services; and the changing face of …

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Guide: Culture and Trauma Brief: Promoting Culturally Competent Trauma-Informed Practices

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: November 17, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This report highlights the need for clinicians and policy makers to understand the links between trauma and culture. It outlines cultural competence in trauma treatments and practices to encompass race, ethnicity, immigrant status, sexuality, urbanity and rurality, and disability. Data from the National Child Traumatic Stress Core Data Set are summarized, demonstrating the significant differences …

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Archived Webinar: Understanding How an Immigrant Family Navigates Family Trauma

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 11, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar discusses how the intersection of complex trauma, development, and culture creates a foundation for effective case planning, treatment, and intervention. Using a case study of a refugee, this webinar shares strategies for identifying the developmental and cultural needs of an immigrant client, and recognizing facilitators and barriers for healing from complex trauma.

Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: July 11, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This webinar series covers the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. The series features diverse expertise from the fields of refugee and migrant health, cultural studies, mental health, early childhood development, childhood traumatic stress, trauma-informed systems of care, and secondary traumatic stress. Webinars include: Culture, the Migration Journey, Trauma …

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Video: Children of War: A Video for Educators

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 1, 2005
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This video presents five adolescent refugees from Afghanistan, Iraq, El Salvador, Sierra Leone, and Somalia who tell their stories of war, traumatic loss, and relocation to the United States in the play Children of War.  There is also an accompanying resource guide that includes discussion questions, suggestions about ways schools and teachers can help refugee …

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Tool or Template: The Alcohol, Smoking and Substance Involvement Screening Test (ASSIST) and Feedback Card

Author(s): World Health Organization (WHO)
Date: April 22, 2004
Topic(s): Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Substance Misuse
This test is designed to be conducted as an interview and includes questions on usage of the primary substance categories with follow-up questions based on patient responses. Additionally, it includes a response card, a feedback report card, and an informational card for patients. It is available in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, …

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Tip Sheet: Talking to Children about War and Terrorism 

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: February 19, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource provides parents and caregivers with information about how to talk to children about war and terrorism. It offers tips on planning before you talk to children, talking to children of different ages, monitoring children’s exposure to the media, sharing your own opinions and beliefs, recognizing which children may need special attention, and supporting …

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Guide: Review of Child and Adolescent Refugee Mental Health 

Author(s): National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Date: January 14, 2003
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource gives an overview of child and adolescent refugee mental health. This white paper offers providers information on phases of the refugee experience, stressors affecting refugee children, coping and protecting children from stress, common stress reactions and outcomes, intervention for refugee children and families, and implications for working with refugees.