Facilitating Culturally Informed Groups for Immigrant and Refugee Youth (WS027)

Friday, February 18, 2022
12:45 PM–4:00 PM

  • CPD: 3
  • PMD: 4,6
  • Skill Level: Intermediate

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the core stressors for refugee and immigrant youth and how they affect students’ adaptation and participation in school,
  2. learn about culturally attuned group curricula that can be used to address the needs of refugee and immigrant youth, and
  3. identify various ways of adapting groups to meet the unique needs and identities of diverse student populations.


Resettlement challenges can significantly affect the psychological and physical well-being of refugees and immigrant students. Group approaches represent a helpful modality for addressing the resettlement and acculturative stress, isolation, and trauma that many refugee and immigrant youth experience upon resettlement. During this workshop the presenters will outline key considerations, activities, and strategies for developing and facilitating culturally informed group interventions for immigrant and refugee youth.



Vanja Pejic
Miranda K. Martino
Robyn S. Hess

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