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  • Ao T., Taylor E., Lankau E., Sivilli T.I., Blanton C., Shetty S., Lopes-Cardozo, B., Cochran, J., Ellis B.H., & Geltman, P. An investigation into suicides among Bhutanese refugees in the US: 2009-2012. Center for Disease Control. October 18, 2012.
  • Ellis, B. H., Miller, A., Abdi, S., Barrett, C., Blood, E. & Betancourt, T. S. (in press). Multi-tier mental health program for refugee youth.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology.
  • Ellis, B.H., Miller, A, Baldwin, H., Abdi, S. (2011).  New directions in refugee youth mental health services: Overcoming barriers to engagement.  Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 4(1), 69-85.
  • Ellis, B. H., Fogler, J., Hansen, S., Forbes, P., Navalta, C. P. & Saxe, G. (2011). Trauma Systems Therapy: 15-month outcomes and the importance of effecting environmental change. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. doi: 10.1037/a0025192
  • Saxe, G., Ellis, B.H., Fogler, J. & Navalta, C.P. (2011). Innovations in Practice: Preliminary evidence for effective family engagement in treatment for child traumatic stress–trauma systems therapy approach to preventing dropout. Child and Adolescent Mental Health. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-3588.2011.00626.x
  • Ellis, B. H., Lincoln, A. K., Charney, M. E., Ford-Paz, R., Benson, M., & Strunin, L. (2010). Mental health service utilization of Somali adolescents: Religion, community, and school as gateways to healing. Transcultural Psychiatry47(5), 789-811. doi:10.1177/1363461510379933
  • Ellis, B., MacDonald, H., Klunk-Gillis, J., Lincoln, A., Strunin, L., & Cabral, H. (2010). Discrimination and mental health among Somali refugee adolescents: the role of acculturation and gender. The American Journal Of Orthopsychiatry, 80(4), 564-575. doi:10.1111/j.1939-0025.2010.01061.x
  • Ellis, B. H., Lincoln, A. K., MacDonald, H. Z. & Cabral, H. J.(2008).  Mental health of Somali adolescent refugees: The role of trauma, stress, and perceived discrimination.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(2), 184–193. doi:10.1037/0022-006X.76.2.184
  • Geltman, P., Grant-Knight, W., Ellis, H., & Landgraf, J. (2008). The "lost boys" of Sudan: use of health services and functional health outcomes of unaccompanied refugee minors resettled in the U.S. Journal of Immigrant & Minority Health, 10(5), 389-396.
  • Murray, L. K., Cohen, J. A., Ellis, B., & Mannarino, A. (2008). Cognitive behavioral therapy for symptoms of trauma and traumatic grief in refugee youth. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 17(3), 585-604. doi:10.1016/j.chc.2008.02.003
  • Ellis, B., Kia-Keating, M., Yusuf, S., Lincoln, A., & Nur, A. (2007). Ethical research in refugee communities and the use of community participatory methods. Transcultural Psychiatry, 44(3), 459-481.
  • Kia-Keating, M., & Ellis, B. (2007). Belonging and connection to school in resettlement: young refugees, school belonging, and psychosocial adjustment. Clinical Child Psychology & Psychiatry, 12(1), 29-43.
  • Ellis, B. H., Lhewa, D., Charney, M., & Cabral, H. (2006).Screening for PTSD among Somali adolescent refugees: Psychometric properties of the UCLA PTSD Index.Journal of Traumatic Stress, 19, 547–551. Retrieved from

Other resources

Listen to Dr. Heidi Ellis present on "Mental Health, Violence, and Resilience Among Young Somali Refugees: When Community Engagement is not a Method but an Answer" at the Judge Baker Child's Center, Child Mental Health Forum here.