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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: October 7, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Displaced Children and Families is an evidence-informed flexible approach to assist displaced children and families immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting displaced children and families through early transitions. Because each child and family comes with their own experiences …

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Video: Understanding the Mental Health Needs of Unaccompanied Children in the United States

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This 6-minute video provides a brief overview of the mental health needs of unaccompanied children (UC) who have experienced significant trauma in their home countries and along their journey to the United States. It discusses push and pull factors, complex trauma, prolonged threats, policies, prevention, mental health, and support.
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Archived Webinar: Trauma-Informed Care: Understanding and Addressing the Needs of Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 29, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
This webinar series covered the impact of trauma on children during all phases of their migration journey. Nationally recognized speakers from NCTSN were joined by experts from the Irving Harris Foundation’s Professional Development Network to provide best practices for culturally responsive and trauma-informed provision of services. This series featured diverse expertise from the fields of …

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Guide: Children, Youth, and Families Who Experience Migration-Related Trauma and Family Separation

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 23, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
This resource offers information on unaccompanied and separated immigrant youth in the U.S. who have experienced migration-related trauma and family separation. This brief includes information about: who unaccompanied children (UC) are and how many are in the U.S.; how traumatic separation affects immigrant children, youth, families, and systems; and what can be done to assist …

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Guide: Psychological First Aid (PFA) for Unaccompanied Children (UC)

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: July 4, 2021
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Psychological First Aid (PFA) for unaccompanied children (UC) is an evidence-informed modular approach to assist unaccompanied children immediately after arriving in the US. This approach includes a set of tools to assist staff in supporting unaccompanied children through early transitions. It is useful for working with unaccompanied children preparing to reunite with family members, or …

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Podcast: Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN, University of Minnesota
Date: November 23, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Cultural Awareness, Mental Health and Wellness
Parenting in a New Context: Strategies for Practitioners Supporting Refugee and Immigrant Caregivers is a podcast mini-series made for, and by, mental health practitioners. In these four episodes, a variety of guests discuss important topics for providers relevant for working with refugee and immigrant caregivers, with the goal of enhancing mental health providers’ and family …

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Archived Webinar: Culturally Responsive Approaches to Serve Latin American Children who Experience Traumatic Separation

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: June 26, 2020
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
In this webinar, experts from diverse service sectors explored trauma-informed, culturally responsive strategies for serving separated children who have migrated to the US from countries in Latin America. They will discuss policies and practices relevant to the protection and best interests of unaccompanied children (UC) and separated immigrant children. Presenters also gave viewers an overview …

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Tip Sheet: Suicide and Refugee Children and Adolescents 

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: August 31, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Suicidality
This tip sheet explains the risk and protective factors associated with suicide in refugee children and adolescents and includes a guideline for screening refugee children and adolescents at risk for suicide. 

Tip Sheet: Traumatic Separation and Refugee and Immigrant Children: Tips for Current Caregivers

Author(s): NCTSN
Date: June 25, 2018
Topic(s): Child, Youth, and Family Services, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing
The relationship with a parent is critical to a child’s sense of self, safety, and trust. Separations from parents and siblings— especially under sudden, chaotic, or unpredictable circumstances such as those related to war, refugee, immigration, or detention experiences—may lead children to develop depression, anxiety, or separation-related traumatic stress symptoms. This tip sheet for current …

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Tip Sheet: Understanding Refugee Trauma

Author(s): 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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