University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Clinic Helps Refugees Settled In Vermont Work Through Stress, Trauma

By KATHLEEN MASTERSON • MAR 13, 2017

Ajuda Thapa, center in black, learns about Lake Champlain Chocolates on an outing with other Bhutanese refugees who have sought mental health treatment at UVM's Connecting Cultures clinic. Credit: Kathleen Masterson Here and Now; VPR

 UVM's Leitenberg Center for Evidence-Based Practice Helps Refugees Settled In Vermont Work Through Stress, Trauma

 Many refugees who arrive on U.S. soil finally feel safe after decades of war or torture or loss of family members. But just because they're removed from physical harm, it doesn't mean the pain is over. 

That's why the Connecting Cultures clinic, based at the University of Vermont, offers mental health treatment services to refugees, offering help with everything from dealing with trauma to the stresses of adjusting to a new culture.

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