Coping with migration and resettlement distress among marginalized refugee families in the u.s.: A gap in refugee resettlement policy
Learning Areas:Diversity and culture
Public health or related public policy
Identify mental health needs among marginalized refugee families resettled in the U.S. Demonstrate how refugee resettlement policy fails to address such needs in refugee communities. Discuss policy and service implications for public health professionals working with refugee communities, including Hmong and Somali populations.
Keyword(s): Refugees, Mental Health
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: While involved in several community-based participatory research projects to improve refugee mental health, I have been the principal investigator of two projects on refugee integration and mental health both in the U.S. and global contexts to investigate how unique challenges that refugee face due to war trauma and forced migration interact with mental health and community integration. I authored several articles on refugee mental health while working with the Center for Victims of Torture.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.