ERIC Number: EJ725094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Assessment of Issues Facing Immigrant and Refugee Families
Segal, Uma A.; Mayadas, Nazneen S.
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p563 Sep-Oct 2005
This article identifies the different problems immigrants and refugees face in the United States, especially socioeconomic and psychosocial concerns that often relate to the experience of migration. Traditional familial roles and responsibilities are frequently challenged, exacerbated by sociocultural differences and inadequate understandings between the new arrivals and the host country. Essential in assessments of immigrant and refugee families is evaluating resources for social, economic, and cultural integration; discriminating between realistic and unrealistic expectations; evaluating families' problem-solving abilities; exploring family functioning within the context of heritage; identifying the transferability of work skills; and gauging families' learning capabilities and motivation for adaptation.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Refugees, Family Role, Social Problems, Cultural Differences, Social Differences, Migration, Social Adjustment, Socioeconomic Influences, Psychological Patterns, Acculturation, Problem Solving, Family Relationship, Employment Potential
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: United States