Course: Mental health support for youth from immigrant/refugee backgrounds

How can I help with the trauma, isolation, resettlement, and acculturation?


Course begins January 8, 2024

Earn a certificate for 15 hours of professional development and/or 1 graduate credit!

You’re not alone.

Many school personnel feel underprepared to support the social/emotional health of our immigrant and refugee students.

As a mental health worker in schools, you are equipped with foundational helping skills, but you may need professional development to help you use best practices with special populations present in your schools. One such population is youth from immigrant/refugee backgrounds.

This asynchronous course will cover:

  • four core stressors (trauma, isolation, resettlement, acculturation)and increased empathy for the migration journey (pre/during/post)
  • ways that newcomer stress and trauma may present in classroom and social settings, and strategies to support students
  • mapping professional standards onto best practices for newcomer youth, including direct and indirect services, planning and assessment, community engagement, and foundational services(including advocacy); and
  • a hands-on assignment to create a service plan for your school setting, with feedback from instructor and peers.

1 graduate credit available

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Jan 08 2024


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