Coming Together for Action 2018: Registration Now Open!! 

DenverThe Global Alliance is hosting an interdisciplinary conference for behavioral health, social justice, and healthier communities. The conference will be held in the Denver Metro Area at the Anschutz Medical Campus October 4-6. Early bird rates are available, so don't delay. Register now!

Check out these articles on refugees from AJO:  

Chase, L. E., & Rousseau, C. (2018). Ethnographic case study of a community day center for asylum seekers as early stage mental health intervention.

Miller, A., Hess, J. M., Bybee, D., & Goodkind, J. R. (2018). Understanding the mental health consequences of family separation for refugees: Implication for policy and practice.

Ellis, B. Heidi, Abdi, S. M., Lazarevic, V., White, M. T., Lincold, A. K., Stern, J. E., & Horgan, J. G. (2016). Relation of psychosocial factors to diverse behaviors and attitudes among Somali refugees.

Pejic, V., Hess, R. S., Miller, G. E., & Wille, A. (2016). Family first: Community-based supports for refugees.

Tay, A. K., Rees, S. Kareth, M., & Silove, D. (2016). Associations of adult separation anxiety disorder with conflict-realted trauma, ongoing adversity, and the psychosocial disruptions of mass conflict among West Papuan refugees.

"The root problems are war and hatred, not people who flee; refugees are among the first victims of terrorism." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Now, more than ever, people must come together to aid and support refugees. Worldwide, 65 million people are displaced. Violence and natural disaster have forced millions of families to flee their homes, leaving everything behind in hopes of a safer future and better life for their children.

What can you do? 

  • Celebrate the strength, perseverance, and courage of refugees worldwide on World Refugee Day, June 20th, 2018.

  • Sign the #WithRefugees petition to show your support for refugees and send a message to governments everywhere to take action. 

  • Check out the UN Refugee Agency’s “Refugee Brief” to stay up to date on what’s happening with refugees around the world.