African American youth and African refugee youth encounter systemic racism in similar yet different ways. Because of the inherent traumatic experiences encountered by refugee youth, the added discrimination during their acculturation processes elevates their trauma and stressor- related symptoms. This paper uses the Posttraumatic Growth Model to explore some steps in facilitating an 8-week group therapy for African refugee youth in the US school system. Culturally-sensitive recommendations are also provided.
Acquaye, Hannah E.; John, Carol M.; Bloomquist, Laurie A.; and Milne, Nicole M., "Using the Post-Traumatic Growth Model to Explore Trauma Narratives in Group Work with African Refugee Youth" (2020). Faculty Publications - Graduate School of Counseling. 24.