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ERIC Number: EJ847873
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1525-7401
Education as Catalyst for Intergenerational Refugee Family Communication about War and Trauma
Lin, Nancy J.; Suyemoto, Karen L.; Kiang, Peter Nien-chu
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v30 n4 p195-207 2009
This article describes influences on intergenerational communication within refugee families about sociocultural trauma and explores how education may positively affect this communication process. Drawing on qualitative research and grounded theory through a larger study concerning intergenerational effects of and communication about trauma in Cambodian American refugee families, this article highlights ways that education may contribute to healing broken narratives within refugee families affected by war and genocide. Although focusing on Cambodian American experiences, we suggest that the role of education may be similarly helpful in facilitating intergenerational communication for other individuals with personal and familial experiences with trauma, such as students from refugee families who have fled Vietnam, Somalia, Bosnia, and other sites of forced migration. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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