Unloading the Backpack: Exploration of Promising Interventions for Refugee Students

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 4,8
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 7: Psychological Services for Specific Groups of Students

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. demonstrate skills to provide equitable services to refugee children and their families.
  2. examine the experiences of refugee youth and children of newcomers and possible trauma exposure.
  3. facilitate family and school partnerships.


With the increasing population of culturally and linguistically diverse students, school staff must be knowledgeable about the needs of these students to provide effective support. Among these youth are refugee students who face specific challenges with adjustment, trauma exposure, and financial hardships. Schools are a vital resource and might be the only source of mental health services that can foster protective factors. The poster will provide school-based clinicians research-based skills to support refugee students.



Johnson H. Ho, Temple University
Mawule A. Sevon, Temple University

Letter to Supervisor

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