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ERIC Number: EJ835529
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Serving the Needs of At-Risk Refugee Youth: A Program Evaluation
McBrien, J. Lynn
Journal of School Public Relations, v27 n3 p326-341 Sum 2006
Refugee students, although frequently subsumed under the "immigrant" heading, often suffer from effects of significant trauma that can make them more vulnerable than children of voluntary immigrant families. This study evaluated a program created specifically for refugee youth at-risk for academic failure and "social death." The program goals included the creation of a refugee-school-community services coalition designed to deliver culturally appropriate services for a diverse population of refugees. Using mixed methods, I found that the program resulted in positive change in the attitudes and behaviors of the refugee participants and in community social service providers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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