Understanding Refugee Trauma: For School Personnel

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network, Eds.: NCTSN, (2003)

Trauma can affect a refugee child on an individual, classroom, school, and family level. However, just because a student is a refugee, it does not mean he or she has experienced trauma and/or will exhibit symptoms related to trauma. Many refugee children adjust very well to new school settings and often quickly pick up language and cultural norms in the school setting.


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