Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center

The Boston Children’s Hospital Refugee Trauma and Resilience Center is dedicated to understanding and promoting the healthy adjustment of refugee children and adolescents who have resettled in the United States. In partnership with refugee communities and agencies, we build prevention and intervention programs, conduct research, and develop resources to assist refugee families and service providers.



What we do:

  1. Prevention and Intervention
  2. Research
  3. Training and Resource Development 

Learn more about rights and benefits for refugees.

Further learning 

  • Above: A multidisciplinary group met Thursday, Feb 6 at Boston Children's Hospital to discuss how to address the many interrelated needs of children who spent time under ISIS as they repatriate to their countries of ethnic origin. 
  • On the right: Dr. Heidi Ellis participates in a U.S. Institute of Peace kickoff event of their new Violent Extremist Disengagement and Reconciliation initiative, talking about the importance of understanding and addressing childhood trauma as countries accept back children who have spent time in ISIS-controlled territories.