Unloading the Backpack: Exploration of Promising Interventions for Refugee Students


  • Johnson Ho, Graduate Student, Temple University
  • Mawule Sevon, School Psychologist | Behavior Analyst, Temple University


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. Future research will explore how clinicians can build their cultural competency skills to service the needs of refugee students.

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