Community-Based Participatory Research and the mental health of refugees

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 … Continue reading “Community-Based Participatory Research and the mental health of refugees”

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 … Continue reading “Interventions addressing anxiety & depression have long-term mental health benefits for war-affected youth”

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 … Continue reading “Rwanda Study Shows Children With HIV-Positive Caregivers Suffer Same Mental Health Problems as 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 … Continue reading “Do reintegration programs have a positive impact on mental health of young females who had been abducted?”