ERIC Number: ED396849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Surviving Violence: A Recovery Programme for Children and Families.
This book describes the process of assessment, intervention, and evaluation undertaken with refugees from Mozambique on the cessation of hostilities in 1994, to address the psychosocial needs of the refugees. Chapters 1-3 describe the refugees' experiences and the refugee settlement, and present research results on the impact of the traumatic experiences on psychosocial functioning. Chapters 4-10 provide detailed information and guidelines on the development and implementation of the program. The program was community-based and community owned, evolving from continuous interaction with the whole community, expatriates, Zambian hosts, and the refugees themselves. These groups interacted to define problems; identify strengths and resources; and develop resources and strategies that were culturally appropriate, inexpensive, and sustainable in support of children and families. The three-part intervention is described in detail as: sensitization; work in existing institutions such as preschools, primary schools, and women's clubs; and work in the villages, including programs for women, men, and children. The final chapter provides conclusions and recommendations. Included in the eight appendices are outlines for training sessions for interviewers and teachers. (Contains 32 references.) (KDFB)
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Catholic Child Bureau, Inc., New York, NY.
Identifiers: Mozambique; Ukwimi Refugee Settlement (Zambia); Zambia