Current Environment:

Refugee Trauma & Resilience | Overview

Over the past two decades, our team has partnered with refugee and immigrant communities and agencies to develop innovative, evidence-based programs and resources to support the healthy adjustment of refugee and immigrant youth and families. Our flagship program, Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R), embeds mental health services for refugee and immigrant youth in community and school settings, and it works to address problems in the social context at the same time as promoting individual wellbeing. TST-R, an adaptation and extension of Trauma Systems Therapy, was designed to enhance engagement of refugee and immigrant youth and their families in mental health services, and to promote culturally responsive, linguistically appropriate care. Through research, resource development, intervention development, and training, we work to support providers and service systems in delivering exceptional, effective care to refugee and immigrant youth and their families.

What we do

  1. Refugee and Immigrant Prevention and Intervention Models: Trauma Systems Therapy (TST) & Trauma Systems Therapy for Refugees (TST-R)
  2. Refugee and Immigrant Research: Somali Youth Longitudinal Study
  3. Refugee and Immigrant Resources for Providers and Communities