Tools and Documents to Support Immigrant and Refugee Children
Tools and Documents to Support Immigrant and Refugee ChildrenWhat's New
Children of Immigrant and Refugees: What the research tells us
(Updated May 2011)
What is the research telling us about the children of immigrant and refugee students in our schools? Learn about it in this updated and just released fact sheet “Children of Immigrant and Refugee: What the research tells us”. This fact sheet provides a guide to school and mental health professionals on how to build and foster a culturally competent and accessible school community that can lead to immigrant and refugee student success. It includes information on the impact of language and culture on mental health service delivery in schools, the impact on access to care and includes a list additional resources and information.
Innovations and Cultural Adaptations: Some Key Lessons for Effective School Mental Health Programs. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and Dr. Clea McNeely, Center for the Study of Youth and Political Violence at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. 2010.
Promising Models for Funding and Sustaining School Mental Health Services to Immigrant and Refugee Families. May 2010. (Audio recording)
Audrey Tucker powerpoint slides, Successes and Challenges in Program Sustainability
Mark Sander powerpoint slides, Promising Models for Funding and Sustaining School Mental Health Services for Immigrant and Refugee Students
Grace Valenzuela powerpoint slides, Caring Across Communities Collaborative
B. Heidi Ellis. Treating
Traumatized Immigrant and Refugee Youth - Part I. Presentation. December 2009.
Judith Cohen. Treating
Traumatized Immigrant and Refugee Youth - Part II. Presentation. December 2009.
Audio recording of Treating Traumatized Immigrant and Refugee youth.
Luis Zayas. Understanding
the rise in suicide attempts in Latina teens. Presentation. May 2009.
Audio recording of Understanding the rise in suicide attempts in Latina teens.
Yeshashwork Kibour. Language
issues when working with refugees and immigrants in the health/mental health field.
Presentation. March 2009.
Audio recording of Language issues when working with refugees and immigrants in
the health/mental health field.
Eileen Kugler. Helping
immigrant and refugee students achieve success: Partnering with families to support
student mental health needs. Presentation. February 2009.
Audio recording of Helping immigrant and refugee students achieve success: Partnering
with families to support student mental health needs.
Mental health interpretation
Margaret Whitsett. Mental Health Interpretation: Recommended Standards and Best
Practices. Fall 2007.
Margaret Whitsett. Mental
Health Interpreter Table: Where to find training? What type? What's the cost? January
Margaret Whitsett. Tips
for Mental Health Interpretation: Practice-Based Guidance for Working with Interpreters
in Mental Health Settings. January 2008.
Screening and assessment
Dina Birman and Wing
Yi Chan. Issue Brief #1: Screening and Assessing Immigrant and Refugee Youth in
School-Based Mental Health Programs. Spring 2008.
Building the capacity
of school communities to help immigrant and refugee children and their families
Eileen Gale Kugler and
Olga Acosta Price. Helping immigrant and refugee students succeed: It's not just
what happens in the classroom. Washington, DC: Center for Health and Health Care
in Schools, School of Public Health and Health Services, The George Washington University.
New York University
Child Study Center: Curriculum for teacher training and consultation.
New York University Child Study Center: Manual to assist parents in learning how
to teach children about culture in a way that will help them understand who they
are, feel proud of who they are and help them do well in school. An ethnic socialization
Prevention and mental health
services for immigrants and refugees
UNC School of Social Work: A mental health
group intervention for adolescents responding to chronic stress.
World Relief – Chicago: Hibbard consultation model: An approach to working with
refugee children in an elementary school.
World Relief – Chicago. Mental health screening and assessment tools available for
work with immigrant and refugee children and their families.