Migration often involves the separation of families and changed roles within families. It can be a traumatic experience that affects children and youth's sense of well-being and can be compounded further by instances of racism and bullying that youth may experience. This section includes resources about trauma among and the well-being of immigrant children and youth.
Addressing the Intergenerational Mental Health Needs of Refugee Families With Young Children [Webinar]
Migration Policy Institute (2018)
Discusses the specific health needs of young children from refugee families, as well as ways that these needs can be addressed at a local level.
Discrimination and Bullying of Refugee Youth
Bridging Refugee Youth & Children’s Services
Presents information about bullying that refugee youth may experience and best practice tips for mitigating those negative or traumatic experiences.
Keeping Refugee Children and Teens Safe
Reviews literature that indicates immigrant and refugee children and youth have higher rates of suicidality and homicidal ideation. The author presents methods for gauging child and youth mental health.
Migration and Children
Discusses ways in which migration may affect children and youth, including those who are left behind by migrating parents, those who migrate as a family, and those who migrate independently of their parents.
Talking About Race and Racism: Tips for Conversations With Refugee Youth
Chapman & Manezero Kubqayo (2020)
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Provides tips to support child welfare workers in explaining racial issues, both historical and present, to refugee youth settling in the United States. Tips include tailoring information to individual youths and connecting youth to resources.