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Our evaluation of Project SHIFA in Boston suggests that community-wide acceptance of the program led to high rates of engagement of children and families in services and a significant decrease in PTSD symptoms over 8 months. Alongside the positive mental health outcomes for Somali youth, involvement in Project SHIFA is also associated with increased parental involvement with the school, increased sense of school belonging, and a decrease in school rejection. The publication of our evaluation is available at:
Ellis, B. H., Miller, A., Abdi, S., Barrett, C., Blood, E. & Betancourt, T. S. (2012). Multi-tier mental health program for refugee youth. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”