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  • Program that helps children cope after disasters could benefit refugees, at-risk youth

    Photo of Tara Powell Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention co-developed by social work professor Tara Powell to help young victims of Hurricane Katrina, is being adapted to help young Syrian refugees. Powell also recently implemented a pilot study with youths in rural Tennessee who are living in poverty and are at risk of numerous adverse outcomes.

    Journey of Hope, a school-based psychosocial intervention co-developed by social work professor Tara Powell to help young victims of Hurricane Katrina, is being adapted to help young Syrian refugees. Powell also recently implemented a pilot study with youths in rural Tennessee who are living in poverty and are at risk of numerous adverse outcomes.

     

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  • Editors note: To contact Tara M. Powell, call (217) 300-0917; email tlpowell@illinois.edu

    The paper “Supporting Children After a Disaster: A Case Study of a Psychosocial School-Based Intervention” is available online from Springer or from the News Bureau.