In September 2019, the Dart Center hosted a journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis.
Resources for Children & Youth
Questioning Unaccompanied Immigrant Children: Lessons from Developmental Science on Forensic Interviewing
A brief from the Society for Research in Child Development regarding when and how children should be interviewed, including how questions should be phrased.
The Dart Center is hosting a four-day journalism training workshop focused on children and the international refugee crisis.
This comprehensive series offers a ground-level view of the effects of violence on children and their families, showing not only the psychological toll on young souls, but also the success stories, and scarce resources that are available to help. Judges described this package as a "brilliant body of work" comprised of a "thoughtful mix of beautifully executed stories." They recognized the "tremendous thought and planning" that went into the project, and the "incredible level of trust" the reporters built with the community after initially encountering much skepticism. Originally published by NOLA.com | The Times Picayune in June 2018.
These two episodes of the ambitious podcast "Believed" – “The Parents” and “What Have You Done?” – focus on Larry Nassar’s victims and their families, exploring the complicated, conflicted emotions that can persist when people are victimized by a seemingly known and trusted person. Judges recognized the "enormous trust" the reporters built with everyone they interviewed, allowing the survivors and parents to “reveal their deepest regrets and vulnerabilities,” and calling the end result "intimate," "revelatory," and "profound." Originally published by Michigan Radio in January 2018.
Get consent. Be transparent. Rethink your definition of “family.” Be flexible. Give children agency. Be precise and avoid cliché’s. Ask sensitive questions. Beware of simplistic binaries. Find the paper trail.
Full video "Harnessing Media for Humanitarian Issues – Limits and Possibilities" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis; January 20, 2019.
Full video "Early Childhood Matters: State of Young Children in the Refugee Crisis" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, Covering Children and the Syrian Refugee Crisis; January 21, 2019.