Theresa Betancourt was lead author and PI on a recent study examining disparities in the mental health of young Somali Bantu and Bhutanese refugees living in Massachusetts. The study used a Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) approach, which, “with its emphasis on respecting and privileging local knowledge and cultural context, [is] well suited for research on eliminating health disparities among marginalized groups.” Results appeared in the American Journal of Public Health.
Interventions addressing anxiety & depression have long-term mental health benefits for war-affected youth
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Theresa Betancourt, ScD, is lead author on a study published in Pediatrics that assesses the longer-term impact of mental health interventions on war-affected youth in Sierra Leone. Learn more about the study in this Reuters article.
Betancourt helping to understand social context of Ebola in Sierra Leone
Harvard Pop Center’s faculty member Theresa Betancourt, ScD, is featured in this Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s The Big Three news story.
Betancourt comments in NPR newstory on silence of children rescued from Boko Haram
Harvard Pop Center faculty member Theresa Betancourt, ScD, who researches the reintegration of children affected by conflict, comments on the silence of the children who were rescued from Boko Haram in this interview with NPR.
Rwanda Study Shows Children With HIV-Positive Caregivers Suffer Same Mental Health Problems as HIV-Positive Children
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Theresa Betancourt, Sc.D., and colleagues have published a study in Pediatrics that suggests that HIV-affected children (those living with an HIV-positive caretaker) could benefit from the same type of policies and programs that have helped HIV-positive children.
Do reintegration programs have a positive impact on mental health of young females who had been abducted?
Harvard Pop Center affiliated faculty member Theresa Betancourt has co-authored a study published in Conflict and Health that examines the impact of reintegration programs on the mental health of formerly abducted young females in Northern Uganda.
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