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.
Previous Webinar presentations:
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
Mental health interpretation
Screening and assessment
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 process.
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.