Kids' well-being key to refugees adapting

January 12, 2016

In an opinion piece published in the January 9, 2016 issue of the Saskatoon Star Phoenix SPHERU director and professor of community health & epidemiology Nazeem Muhajarine highlights the importance of addressing the mental health needs of child refugees early on in their settlement process.

Childhood trauma can 'significantly harm children's ability to grow into healthy, well-functioning adults' and interventions to address the effects of trauma are critical to ensure their successful integration into society.  The full article is available at


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