The "lost boys of Sudan": functional and behavioral health of unaccompanied refugee minors re-settled in the United States.

@article{Geltman2005TheB,
  title={The "lost boys of Sudan": functional and behavioral health of unaccompanied refugee minors re-settled in the United States.},
  author={Paul L. Geltman and Wanda Grant-Knight and Supriya D Mehta and Christine Lloyd-Travaglini and Stuart L. Lustig and Jeanne M. Landgraf and Paul H. Wise},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics \& adolescent medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={159 6},
  pages={
          585-91
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To assess the functional and behavioral health of unaccompanied Sudanese refugee minors approximately 1 year after resettlement in the United States. [...] Key MethodDESIGN A descriptive survey. SETTING Local refugee foster care programs affiliated with the US Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program. PARTICIPANTS A total of 304 Sudanese refugee minors enrolled in the US Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program. Expand
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