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Cultural and Linguistic Competence

Somali Bantu Refugees: Cultural Considerations for Social Service Providers

Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services

This bulletin for social service providers gives an overview of the Somali Bantu including their family structure, early childhood, medical practices, expectations of girls and boys, mehtods of dis

Needs Assessment: Somali Adolescents in the Process of Adjustment

This report discusses the results of a needs assessment of Somali adolescents in Toronto, summarizing concerns regarding; pre-migration stressors; racism/discrimination; education; negotiating iden

Mental Health of Somali Adolescent Refugees: The Role of Trauma, Stress, and Perceived Discrimination

Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology

The primary purpose of this study was to examine relations between trauma exposure, post-resettlement stressors, perceived discrimination, and mental health symptoms in Somali adolescent refugees r

A Gap in their Hearts: The Experience of Separated Somali Children

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

This is a report on the problems that Somali unaccompanied children suffer.

Experiences With the Medical and Health Systems for Somali Refugees Living in Hamilton

New Zealand Journal of Psychology

Little is known about the health practices of refugee groups in New Zealand so the present research aimed to provide an overview of the reported health status and the barriers to health service uti

Educating Immigrant Youth in the United States: An Exploration of the Somali Case

An International Journal of Somali Studies

In the United States, Somalis, however complex and distinctive, are part of a long history of immigration.

Best Practices: Somali Mental Health Support Program

Ontario Trillium Foundation

This report provides an overview of a suggested best practices approach to assisting Somali families dealing with mental health issues.

Use of the Emergency Department by Somali Immigrants and Refugees

Minnesota Medical Foundation

Staff at a hospital emergency department (ED) located in an urban neighborhood densely populated by Somali immigrants and refugees have observed that a large number of Somali patients use the ED fo

Quick Facts About the Somali People

Minnesota Historical Society

Starting in 1992, the U.S.  began issuing refugee visas to thousands of Somalis.  Many of them settled in Minneapolis and St.  Paul and many more moved to the Twin Cities from other

Migration and Racial Formations Among Somali Immigrants in North America

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies

Using qualitative research methods, this project focuses on the disjuncture between how one set of black immigrants, Somalis, understand blackness in their homelands and how it is defined in North