USCRI: U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Many immigrant and refugee children exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  For some, the migration process itself can be a terrifying experience, fraught with dangers such as rape and starvation.  When working with these children, professionals should learn about PTSD and ways to relate to these children while avoiding retraumatization.

National Institute of Mental Health: Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters 

4 Therapy: How do Young Kids and Teens Respond to Trauma? 

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: National Center for PTSD 

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network: Information for Parents on Childhood Traumatic Grief 

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder for Refugees and New Immigrants

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