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Case study: Somali refugees
Now, we will take a closer look at refugees from Somalia and try to understand the complexities of displacement and resettlement. After a brief overview of Somalia's recent conflict and refugee situation, we will read a case study about a particular family. This case study will be used throughout the module and will be the center of each lesson's activity.
- Lesson 1: Introduction and Overview
- Learning objectives
- Why should we care?
- What is a refugee?
- Asylees and Internally Displaced Persons
- Refugees around the world
- Relevant maternal and child health issues
- Impact on women and girls
- Impact on children
- Psychological impact
- Three current solutions for displaced persons
- Resettlement to the U.S.
- Resettlement resources
- Limitations of resettlement services
- Barriers faced by resettled refugees
- Risk and resilience as it applies to refugees
- Case study: Somali refugees
- Lesson 2: Health Concerns and Practices for Women and Children Resettled in the US
- Lesson 3: Mental Health Concerns and Practices
- Lesson 4: Implications for Policy and Practice
- Additional resources
Refugees Overview Module
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