MENTAL HEALTH TOOLKIT2020-01-22T15:36:01+00:00

Mental Health Toolkit

Welcome to the Kentucky Office for Refugees Mental Health Toolkit

This resource is intended for anyone interested in supporting the mental health and emotional well-being of refugee families. Please scroll down for all resources available. For edits and updates please contact Health Promotion Coordinator Heather Molina

New to Refguee Mental Health? Start Here

Kentucky Refugee Mental Health Providers

Mental Health Emergencies

Centerstone Crisis Hotline adults 502-589-4313 + children 502-589-8070

Our Lady of Peace (emergency psychiatric) 502-451-0330

U of L emergency room 562-4680

Mental Health Providers

Survivors of Torture Services Family Health Centers Americana- therapy and case management (to find out if someone qualifies please call) Phone: 502-772-8891  Fax: 502-363-8616

Centerstone Intake line: 589-1100 (please have ss#, address and medicaid # ready)

Our Lady of Peace IOP + partial inpatient program 502-451-3330

New Hope International Adult, English/Kinyarwanda/Swahili/French/many DRC dialects 502-650-3804

Mindful Direction Adult + child (English/Amharic/Tigrinya) 502-653-7439

Kentucky Counseling Center Adult and child, in-office/in-home 502-252-1865

Mental Health Emergencies:

Eastern State Hospital 1350 Bull Lea Rd Lexington, KY 40511 859-246-8000

University of Kentucky ER/Good Samaritan Psych 310 South Limestone Lexington, KY 40508 859-226-7000

Mental Health Providers:

Bluegrass Community Health Center 1306 Versailles Rd & 151 N Eagle Creek Lexington, KY 859-259-2635

Healthfirst Bluegrass 496 Southland Dr & 1640 Bryan Station Rd #1 859-288-2425

KVC Health Systems (Children Only) 859-254-1035

NewVista 1351 Newtown Pike 1-800-928-8000

Mental Health Providers

KY Steps Behavioral Health Services – 2815 Russellville Rd.Bowling Green, KY 42101 270-938-1020

Resource List Coming Soon

Trainings + Information

Refugees often experience what is called the “adjustment curve” when migrating to a new place away from their mother land. While not every person is the same, many resettled families may have this general experience, or some of the symptoms related to each stage.

A Power Point presentation overview on Refugee Mental Health can be found here : 2019 Refugee MH

Refugee Backgrounders– The Cultural Orientation Resource Center has produced numerous publications providing key information about various refugee populations. These Refugee Backgrounders and Culture Profiles include a population’s history, culture, religion, language, education, and resettlement needs, and brief demographic information. Follow link here to learn more about specific refugee cultures and countries of origin.

Trauma informed care: What it is, and why its important

Trauma and Refugee Children

Resources + online trainings for trauma informed care for refugees

Healing Encounters– Currently the Kentucky Office for Refugees is offering a limited number of free spaces in 2020 for the online trauma-informed training Healing Encounters. This self-paced 15 hour training is eligible for CEUs for LCSWs and LPCCs. Follow this link to register.

Refugee Mental Health- A Power Point slide introduction on the main experiences and mental health challenges many refugees may face. Presentation link here.