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ERIC Number: EJ982446
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0883-8534
Somali Women's Reflections on the Adjustment of Their Children in the United States
Nilsson, Johanna E.; Barazanji, Danah M.; Heintzelman, Ashley; Siddiqi, Mubeena; Shilla, Yasmine
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v40 n4 p240-252 Oct 2012
Somali women were interviewed regarding their children's adjustment. Qualitative analysis revealed 5 themes: cultural comparisons, concerns about children, parents' loss of disciplinary authority, available support, and the future. The women discussed changes in their children, such as loss of respect and threats to use law enforcement against parents. They also discussed their loss of parental authority and the lack of support from U.S. institutions. Implications for schools and mental health professionals are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Somalia; United States