ERIC Number: EJ725096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Social Work with Bosnian Muslim Refugee Children and Families: A Review of the Literature
Snyder, Cindy S.; May, J. Dean; Zulcic, Nihada N.; Gabbard, W. Jay
Child Welfare, v84 n5 p607 Sep-Oct 2005
More than two million Bosnian Muslims were ethnically cleansed in the Balkan region; of these, 200,000 were killed while the others were forced to flee their homes and become refugees. This article focuses on the influence of societal and cultural values coupled with wartime experiences on the transition of Bosnian refugee families to their new countries. Consideration is given to culturally competent theoretical frameworks and practice principles social workers can use to assist Bosnian Muslim children and families in their adaptation process within their resettlement communities.
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Social Values, Social Work, Muslims, Refugees, Literature Reviews, Family (Sociological Unit), Children, Adjustment (to Environment), Caseworkers, Foreign Countries, Acculturation, War
Child Welfare League of America, P.O. Box 932831, Atlanta, GA 31193-2831. Web site: http://www.cwla.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo)