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Project Description

Mental health problems are common in refugees because of the extreme stress of being a refugee. Often there is severe disruption by exposure to war, other forms of violence, and loss of income and social status. There may be exposure to violence and extreme uncertainty in refugee camps. When finally settled, there may be significant stress in adapting to a new language and culture, as well as catching up on education. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or significant symptoms of PTSD are common in Syrian refugees. The project will develop and provide initial testing of an Arabic language, coached, distance intervention for children and their families with PTSD.