Dr. Jaime Ballard
Dr. Jaime Ballard is a researcher and project manager at the University of Minnesota with a background in Family Science and Family Therapy. Dr. Ballard has developed community-engaged interventions to support families, including culturally appropriate, trauma-informed interventions with Karen refugees in St. Paul. Her research focuses on community programs and therapeutic interventions that support youth, parents, and families, with a particular interest in the resilience of immigrant and refugee families. She has led research in these areas for six years.
Dr. Ballard is co-author of Immigrant and Refugee Families: Global Perspectives on Displacement and Resettlement Experiences, as well as many journal articles on supporting youth and family well-being.
November 23, 2022
The United States is facing a shortage in mental health professional at the same time that it faces a rise in youth suicide rates and rates of adolescent mental illness.
November 17, 2022
If you know a neurodivergent person, there are plenty of ways you can be there for them –– whether at home, school, or work.
November 16, 2022
Compassion, patience, and an open and honest dialogue between you and your loved one can help them cope.
November 10, 2022
Dissociative identity disorder is a controversial mental health diagnosis that's now trending on social media. Should parents be paying more attention?
November 2, 2022
If you’re neurodivergent, your brain may work differently than others, which may come along with unique mental health challenges.