Resources for Immigrants & Refugees, PTSD & Mental Health
A series of stories focusing on those speaking out to bring justice in European courts for a regime accused of war crimes. Judges called the series “a case study in thorough, humane, and complete reporting.” They applauded Amos for “swiftly and skillfully relating the background and current situation of each person she profiles, describing but not lingering on the traumatic situations they have endured, and then focusing on their resilience and the action to which their personal histories have spurred them." Originally broadcasted by NPR on September 24, 2019.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies has released a briefing paper on the trauma of hate-based violence, reviewing existing research on its impacts and evaluating the mental health needs of targeted survivors and communities.
Video coverage of the 2018 Dart Awards celebration and winners' roundtable, featuring Neil Barsky, John Woodrow Cox, Azmat Khan, and Lizzie Presser; plus a special World Press Freedom commemoration featuring Columbia Journalism School graduate students Ali Anisi Tehrani and Davi Merchan.
The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies has released a special issue on refugee children and their families, featuring articles and resources available at no cost through the end of September.
A recent study reveals that at least half of the more than 1.2 million new refugees to Europe needed treatment for depression, anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder.
On December 6-7 2013, the Dart Center hosted a workshop for journalists to improve news coverage of immigrants and refugees, with a special focus on mental health. This workshop was sponsored by the Thomas Scattergood Foundation for Behavioral Health.
Eleven million undocumented immigrants live in the U.S., not only without the same basic rights as citizens, but with the constant fear of losing their freedom and livelihood. Sixty-three percent have been in the country at least 10 years. How do journalists report on immigrants and grapple with a system one speaker described as "a modern form of apartheid"? Click here for full video coverage, and tips from workshop speakers.