Minnesota Refugee Health Provider Guide
Provider guide: chapter ten
- Refugee Mental Health (PDF)
Although the Minnesota Initial Refugee Health Assessment form does not have a mental health component, it is critical that mental health issues be addressed in the screening process.
- Mental Health Screening Recommendations for Newly Arrived Refugees in Minnesota - Final Report (PDF)
This report outlines screening recommendations for newly arrived refugees as determined by a working group of health care professionals convened by the MDH Refugee Health Program between September 2012 and September 2013.
Minnesota Refugee Mental Health Screening Component: Pilot
To fully participate in the pilot training, go to each link in the order listed below. After completing the post-training assessment you will be directed to an evaluation and upon completion of those items you will receive a certificate of participation.
Training Webinar 1: Minnesota refugee mental health screening: The measure (recorded July 15, 2015)
- Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 1 Pre-Training Assessment
- Refugee Mental Health Webinar
Streaming training (may not work on all browsers or computers). Use the link below if you have difficulties.
WebEx Recorded Sessions
If the streaming training does not work properly on your computer, try this one instead. Click on "Recorded Sessions" in the left hand toolbar to find the training.
- Q&A Summary (PDF)
- Refugee Mental Health Screening Webinar 1 Post-Training Assessment
Training Webinar 2: Building trust and a working relationship (upcoming Sept 16, 2015)
Training Webinar 3: Best practices in making mental health referrals for refugees (upcoming Oct 2015)
- General Findings on the Effects that War, Violence, and Trauma have on Children (PDF)
This document includes conclusions from worldwide studies and looks at the effects of trauma on children by age. Article from the Center for Victims of Torture.
- Center for Victims of Torture
Works locally, nationally, and internationally to heal the wounds of torture on individuals, their families and communities and to stop torture worldwide. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Healing Resources for Refugees
A collection of services, programs, activities, and places that can help refugees with emotional, psychological or spiritual healing needs. A Service of Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Wilder Foundation's Southeast Asian Program
Wilder offers a variety of services for immigrants who are adjusting to life in this country, currently including the large Southeast Asian population in Saint Paul. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Community-University Health Care Center
CUHCC has specialized programs for Somali and Southeast Asian refugees that includes psychiatry, day treatment, case management, and women's advocacy services. Bilingual staff speak Somali, Spanish, Hmong, Lao, Cambodian, and Vietnamese. Attention: Non-MDH link
- Center for International Health Clinic
Providers at the HealthPartners Center for International Health are trained in tropical and travel medicine and cross cultural health. The clinic also offers behavioral health services for adults: anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, serious and persistent mental illness, torture victims services, and women's mental health services. Bilingual behavioral health staff speak Russian, Vietnamese, and Spanish, with interpreters readily available for other languages. Attention: Non-MDH link