When conducting an interview with someone who has experienced trauma – especially a child – remember that you have the power, and they have the hurt. How do you give a child a sense of power and control? How do you help them tell their story?
Resources for Children & Youth
Full video "Best Practices in Reporting on Refugee Children, Families, and Caregivers" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 21, 2019.
Full video "Trauma-Informed Interviewing: Techniques from a Clinician’s Toolkit" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 20, 2019.
The Neuroscience of Adversity: Mobilizing a Decade of Scientific Evidence to Help Children in Distress
This session delivered a primer on early brain development, dispelled common myths, and outlined the effects of instability and trauma on children, families, and communities.
This session examined how trauma, instability and displacement affect the health and development of children, youth and families in the short and long run, and offered examples of research on interventions targeting war-affected youth as well as refugee families.
Making Sense of Global Migration Policy: Reporting the Refugee Crisis Through a Human Rights Framework
This session explored the legal rights of children and refugees and provided an overview of refugee and migration policies in different countries.
President Espinosa, concluding her term as UNGA leader, reflected on the intertwined global crises of refugees and migration, climate change, and the resurgence of nationalism and what it means for the youngest children and their caregivers.
An exploration of visual depictions of refugees, and a discussion on how to engage viewers without sensationalizing coverage; how to develop relationships with subjects that don’t cross ethical boundaries; and special considerations when capturing and disseminating images of children.
Full video "Dispatches from the Field: Refugee Crisis Interventions" from the Dart Center's reporting institute, "Reporting on Refugees and Migration Through the Eyes of Young Children"; September 21, 2019.