Refuge in the Heartland

A video documentary produced by the K-State College of Education in collaboration with USD #259 Wichita KS Public Schools

This landmark film shares the experiences of refugee students, families, educators, resettlement agencies, policy makers, and community partners in an effort to assist people around the world in their work with refugee children and their families. Some of the topics include acculturation, developing school curriculum, overcoming trauma, partnering with communities, policy, and language acquisition for culturally and linguistically diverse students. The goal of the project is to educate all who work with refugee students and their families in order to reduce the uncertainty educators may feel and provide a better educational experience for refugee students.

Watch the full documentary:

Refuge in the Heartland

Refuge in the Heartland transcript (TXT)

Journey to Refuge ebook coverSee the related eBook Companion site:

Journey to Refuge: Understanding Refugees, Exploring Trauma, and Best Practices for Newcomers and Schools

Download the eBook at New Prairie Press (published 2019)