Finding Solutions for Refugee Children

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 3: Promoting Diversity and Multicultural Competence in School Psychology

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. examine and advocate toward further diversity training in the education field.
  2. take into consideration the unique challenges and barriers refugee students and their families face when looking at different interventions to put into place.
  3. have a better understanding of the CTC approach and how to effectively implement this approach in schools.


Do we know all we need to know about our refugee students? This session will provide an overview of important differences between refugees and immigrants related to trauma and forced displacement and how these differences should impact the selection of interventions. Key issues including effective interventions for refugee students, culturally responsive teacher education programs, and the overall preparedness of schools in serving newly arrived refugee students and their families will be discussed.



Esmeralda Kekic, University of Northern Iowa

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