Resources for journalists: children and the Syrian refugee crisis

Published April 15, 2019

How should reporters cover the impact of war, violence, and displacement on babies, toddlers and the people who care for them? Resources are now online from a Foundation-funded workshop held in Jordan earlier this year by the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. They include expert briefing materials, suggested readings and videos.

The four-day workshop prepared local, regional, and international reporters to cover refugee children and families with greater knowledge, depth and skills, with a special focus on the Syrian refugee crisis and response. Topics covered include consequences for young children’s brain development, emotional and cognitive growth, academic potential and economic trajectory, and policies that promote resilience and growth in the face of violence, stress and upheaval.