Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the University of Toronto and Toronto Public Health. (2012). Best Practice Guidelines for Mental Health Promotion Programs: Refugees. Toronto, ON: Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
This resource provides important background on the Canadian refugee population that is essential to effective mental health promotion. It is not specific to children and youth but emphasizes the family context. It includes 13 guidelines with background information, detailed advice and resources such as worksheets for each. It names specific risk and protective factors with related process and outcome indicators.
Recommended reading for anyone working with refugee and newcomer populations to promote mental health and well-being. Project teams may find the worksheets useful to consider alignment between current practices and practices defined in this resource.