Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees

Schmidt TL, Catani C, Dumke L, Groß M, Neldner S, Scharpf F, Weitkämper A, Wilker S, Wittmann J, Stammnitz A, van den Heuvel R, et al. (2023)
European Journal of Psychotraumatology 14(2): 2202053.

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Background: Compared to the general German population, refugees in Germany are a high-risk group for trauma spectrum disorders. Currently, many barriers exist for the implementation of a screen-and-treat approach for mental disorders as part of the routine health care provision during the early stage of the immigration process.Objective: The aim of the present study was to develop and test a systematic screening approach to identify individual refugees in need of mental health care during the initial immigration phase.Method: 167 newly arrived refugees underwent a screening interview with the Refugee Health Screener (RHS) carried out by Intercultural Therapy Assistants (ITAs). The ITAs were super-vised by psychologists at a reception centre in Bielefeld, Germany. A subsample of 48 persons partici-pated in clinical validation interviews.Results: Findings demonstrated the need for and feasibility of a systematic screening during the initial immigration phase. However, established cut-off values of the RHS had to be adapted and the screening procedure had to be adjusted due to the needs of a significant number of refugees in severe psychological crises.Conclusion: A systematic screening that is applied shortly after arrival facilitates the early identification of refugees at risk of developing mental disorders and may be helpful to prevent chronic symptom development and an aggravation of psychological crises.
Erscheinungsjahr
2023
Zeitschriftentitel
European Journal of Psychotraumatology
Band
14
Ausgabe
2
Art.-Nr.
2202053
eISSN
2000-8066
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https://pub.uni-bielefeld.de/record/2978769

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Schmidt TL, Catani C, Dumke L, et al. Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 2023;14(2): 2202053.
Schmidt, T. L., Catani, C., Dumke, L., Groß, M., Neldner, S., Scharpf, F., Weitkämper, A., et al. (2023). Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 14(2), 2202053. https://doi.org/10.1080/20008066.2023.2202053
Schmidt, Telja Lucia, Catani, Claudia, Dumke, Lars, Groß, Melissa, Neldner, Sina, Scharpf, Florian, Weitkämper, Angelina, et al. 2023. “Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees”. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 14 (2): 2202053.
Schmidt, T. L., Catani, C., Dumke, L., Groß, M., Neldner, S., Scharpf, F., Weitkämper, A., Wilker, S., Wittmann, J., Stammnitz, A., et al. (2023). Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 14:2202053.
Schmidt, T.L., et al., 2023. Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 14(2): 2202053.
T.L. Schmidt, et al., “Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees”, European Journal of Psychotraumatology, vol. 14, 2023, : 2202053.
Schmidt, T.L., Catani, C., Dumke, L., Groß, M., Neldner, S., Scharpf, F., Weitkämper, A., Wilker, S., Wittmann, J., Stammnitz, A., van den Heuvel, R., Neuner, F.: Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees. European Journal of Psychotraumatology. 14, : 2202053 (2023).
Schmidt, Telja Lucia, Catani, Claudia, Dumke, Lars, Groß, Melissa, Neldner, Sina, Scharpf, Florian, Weitkämper, Angelina, Wilker, Sarah, Wittmann, Jasmin, Stammnitz, Anke, van den Heuvel, Rick, and Neuner, Frank. “Welcome, how are you doing? - towards a systematic mental health screening and crisis management for newly arriving refugees”. European Journal of Psychotraumatology 14.2 (2023): 2202053.
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