Clearinghouse Resource


Children of War - A Video for Educators


National Child Traumatic Stress Network Refugee Trauma Task Force Children of War Production Committee


Los Angeles, CA: National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

2005, pages

Description of Resource

In this video, refugee youth tell their own stories about the experience of war. It is recommended for educators and others who work with immigrant and refugee youth and children. Because the stories are deeply moving, the video is not recommended for students younger than high school age, and any presentation to youth should be handled with sensitivity and made only after the video has been previewed. The resource guide will help educators teaching students of all ages understand the experience of refugee youth and children. It is best used in a group setting. The guide includes discussion questions for educators, suggests ways teachers and schools can help refugee students, and describes the traumatic stress than can result from wartime experiences and resettlement in a new culture.