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Somali Youth Experience

Decorative Image: Text Box: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and NIH Fogarty International Center grant 1 R21 MH70261-01, PI Ellis: Stigma and PTSD in refugee adolescents

Speaker Notes:

My path first crossed with the Somali community in Boston about a decade ago when I was working as an intern. .

-non voluntary referrals

-extreme trauma

-not able to engage in the tasks of childhood and society

-humbling experience – armed with cutting edge knowledge about trauma tx and irrelevant to this community and these youth

--PD, NIMH to for study understanding more about their adjustment