National fellowships support Ph.D. student Muna Saleh’s drive to improve outcomes for resettling refugees
Living in a community of Somali refugees in Rochester, Minnesota, Muna Saleh experienced the collective trauma of resettlement, though it was rarely talked about. “Growing up in a refugee household, nestled in a larger refugee community, it kind of became a norm, some of the ways that trauma presented itself,” says Saleh, a rising third-year Ph.D. […]
Trump’s entry ban on refugees will increase human vulnerability and insecurity, VCU expert says
President Trump's executive order to ban entry of refugees is "cause for serious concerns for the refugee community, especially and immediately those who serve refugee populations ... and refugees who are waiting for family reunification," says social work professor Hyojin Im.
Lost in translation: Social Work student researches how overlooked refugees find ways to cope
Jessica Gaddy spent three weeks last summer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, researching the psychosocial challenges and coping mechanisms of refugees.