Suicidality Among Refugees
This five-page information guide educates service providers working with refugees about suicidality and its impact on clients and their families, communities, providers and organizations, and the larger resettlement society. It discusses how identities such as gender, age, sexuality, and religion can affect suicidality, and examines family and community dynamics and related protective and risk factors, as well as the stigma around mental health and suicidality with many refugee clients. It offers a checklist for prevention program planning, outlining recommendations for trauma-informed practices, policies and protocols, standardized screening procedures, ideas for community involvement, and tips for building a provider network. The document highlights available resources, offering links to trainings and government resources, and provides references for further research.
This information guide compliments the May 2016 GCJFCD Refugee Services National Partnership for Community Training webinar Suicidality Among Refugees: Program Approaches and Community Responses by Sharmila Shetty, Chhabi Sharma, and Henny Ohr.
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.