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Tricia McDonough Ryan, PhD  Pediatric Neuropsychologist Cert-Global Mental Health, Refugee Trauma & Recovery Dr. Tricia Ryan is a Pediatric Neuropsychologist, certified in Global Mental Health and Refugee Trauma & Recovery. Her article on the Social-Emotional Wellness of Refugee Children highlights just how vulnerable refugee children are to various biological changes and adjustment stressors, but how […]

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SUCCESS STORY: In the virtual world we live in, having an advanced knowledge of computers is particularly helpful. That’s why Blossom Hill funds the Re:Coded bootcamps in Yemen and Turkey, which teach refugee youth how to code and allows them to follow their technological dreams. Today’s success story is about Mohamed, a handicapped student in […]

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Our world is facing two crises: COVID-19 and climate change. In 2017, millions of refugees were forced to flee because of disasters affected by climate change. Even beyond the physical hurdles, climate-change-related crises affect mental health. According to the American Psychiatric Association, climate change and natural disasters incur heightened anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress-disorders. Additionally, […]

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As we continue to honor minority mental health month, this week we are highlighting our Helping Hands program in Cappadocia, Turkey. This program uses puppetry to help refugee children overcome existing trauma as well as form peer-to-peer support with Turkish children in their community. This is achieved through psychosocial support sessions, group talking sessions, and […]

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Now more than ever, science is the only way to save lives. Yet, even beyond its applications to the pandemic, Blossom Hill seeks to instill a love of science within all refugee children. Today’s post features the Science United Project, a program which develops science activities and provides teacher support materials in order to bring […]

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Children of the Middle East are often called the “Lost Generation,” due to their hardships and scars from conflicts that stay with them their entire lives. One of those hardships are refugee children’s limited access to education. A child’s education determines their opportunities in the future, their social interactions, and, of course, their mental wellbeing. […]

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This Minority Mental Health Month, Blossom Hill highlights not only a child’s physical wellbeing, but their overall wellbeing. No other program better incorporates this idea into practice than the Blossom Hill Early Childhood Center in Jordan. In today’s post, we are featuring this program’s use of a Montessori education to help the development of the […]

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We want children everywhere to be scientists and writers, entrepreneurs and educators. But before they do all that, they start with the basics….the alphabet! This week’s success story features 4-year-old, Bissan, who is a part of the Montessori program, an Early Childhood Center in South Azraq, Jordan. When Bissan started in the Montessori program, she […]

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According to the American Psychological Association, 30.4% of refugee children experience Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, impacting their development even after displacement. Join Blossom Hill this Minority Mental Health Month in empowering refugee children to work through their struggles and attain a better future. #ptsd#minoritymentalhealthmonth#mentalhealth#refugeechildren#refugees#nonprofit#socialinnovation#facts#blossomhill

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July is Minority Mental Health Month! Join us by learning more about the importance of mental health and highlighting the ways that our programming empowers the wellbeing of refugee children worldwide. Today’s post features the El Sistema-Blossom Hill Orchestra, which was recently able to perform a live concert. This Blossom Hill-sponsored project teaches refugee children […]

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