COVID-19 among immigrant and refugee children and youth: Resources for clinicians
COVID-19 has disproportionately affected immigrants and refugees, so it’s important that clinicians have information to provide the best care and advice to newcomer children, youth and families, and to connect them with community resources that can provide social or economic support. We’ve compiled some resources to get you started.
- Addressing vaccine hesitancy: Are the communities you serve ready to accept COVID-19 vaccines? A new learning module from the Canadian Paediatric Society will help you address their concerns
- COVID-19 vaccine for children: Canadian Paediatric Society
- What paediatricians can do to support children and youth during the COVID-19 pandemic (April 2020): Advice from the Canadian Paedaitric Society’s Social Paediatrics Section on how to take a social history and connect families to local resources.
- COVID-19 resources for paediatricians: Canadian Paediatric Society
- Mental health promotion: Caring for Kids New to Canada
Research and commentary
- COVID-19 in Immigrants, Refugees and Other Newcomers in Ontario: Characteristics of Those Tested and Those Confirmed Positive, as of June 13, 2020: Report from ICES (formerly Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences)
- COVID-19 and Refugee and Immigrant Youth: A Community-Based Mental Health Perspective: A commentary on a Chicago trauma program’s experience, published in Psychological Trauma, June 2020
- Immigrants are worrying about social ties and finances during coronavirus: The Conversation, May 2020
Information for families
- COVID-19 vaccine for children: Caring for Kids
- COVID-19 Health Literacy Project: Information in 30+ languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. Created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.
- Government of Canada: How the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is affecting immigration, refugees, citizenship and passport services
- COVID-19 Vaccine: Multi-language Information: Women's College Hospital in partnership with Refugee 613, TAIBU Community Health Centre and the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI)
- COVID-19 Resources for Newcomers and Refugees: Compiled by The 519, a City of Toronto agency
- COVID-19 Resources: Compiled by The Refugee Centre, Montreal
- COVID-19 resources: Society for Refugee Healthcare Providers
- Community resources serving immigrant and refugee families: Caring for Kids New to Canada
Last updated: February, 2023