Global Health


Purpose

Today’s global refugee crisis demands new approaches to addressing gender-based violence, trauma, and mental health in displaced populations. Social workers are ideally suited to be on the front lines of tackling these issues. Our research examines the gaps in trauma/mental health services, often hampered by cultural bias and stigma, in many countries. Utilizing a human rights and resilience approach, social work community partnerships can work together to implement trauma-informed, culturally specific evidence-based practice, research, and policies around the world. This focus addresses a much needed trauma/mental health approach not highlighted in the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

People

  • Luz Lopez

    Boston University School of Social Work

  • Lisa Messersmith

    Boston University School of Public Health

  • Saida Abdi

    Boston Children’s Hospital Refugee Trauma & Resilience Center / Boston University School of Social Work

  • Haley Falkenberry

    Boston University School of Social Work / Boston University School of Public Health

  • Lynne Healy

    UConn Center for International Social Work Studies

  • Katharine Hobart

    Boston University School of Social Work & Bishop Barham University College, Uganda

  • Sarah Jacobson

    Boston University School of Social Work / Boston University School of Public Health

  • Lin Piwowarczyk

    Boston Medical Center for Refugee Health & Human Rights

  • Mojdeh Rohani

    Community Legal Services and Counseling Center

  • Janestic Twikirize

    Makarere University, Uganda