WARM Mental Health Practitioner Needs Assessment

This summer the WARM team has been interviewing practitioners across Alaska about their experiences providing mental health services to forced migrant clients. We are so grateful to the 13 mental health practitioners who participated in our study. These interviews have helped us to understand:

  • What has led mental health practitioners to want to serve forced migrant clients,
  • What barriers mental health practitioners have faced serving forced migrant clients,
  • What strategies have helped to reduce these barriers, and
  • What has helped sustain mental health practitioners in this field.

We are using these findings to help us determine the best way to organize WARM moving forward. We will also make recommendations to our city and state to address barriers that cannot be solved through training and provider networks!