Refugees & Mental Health Concerns
Submitted by finnmiller on October 9, 2017 - 3:14pm
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Hello colleagues, In my community, we typically settle a large number of refugees. One of the issues that often arises is how to effectively handle mental health concerns. Of course, having partner who specialize in behavioral health is critical. Plus, we know how culturally sensitive these issues can be. I'm wondering if members know of helpful resources that address this issue.
In checking the LINCS resource collection, I located "Mental Health and the ESL Classroom: A Guide for Teachers Working with Refugees" a resource produced in 2000 by the International Institute of Boston and Immigration and Refugee Services of America.
If you know of other resources, please share them here.
Cheers, Susan Finn Miller
Moderator, English Language Acquisition