Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Symptoms of Trauma and Traumatic Grief in Refugee Youth

Laura K. Murray, Judith A. Cohen, B. Heidi Ellis, Anthony Mannarino

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Abstract

The diverse clinical presentation of refugee children and adolescents after their traumatic experiences requires a treatment model that can mitigate a number of internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Refugee populations also require interventions that can adjust to the wide-ranging experiences likely encountered during preflight, flight, and resettlement. There is some evidence that immigration stressors or social stressors, such as discrimination, are associated with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in refugee youth. Therefore refugee youth may benefit from multiple levels of services, ideally integrated. This article focuses on the mental and behavioral health component of services for refugee youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)585-604
Number of pages20
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume17
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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