Finding better ways to support resettled refugee families dealing with inter-generational conflict

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    Abstract

    Forced migration brings with it complex challenges for families, parents, and children. Under news headlines of international tensions, socio-political conflicts, war, and large-scale refugee flows, lie the fine details of individual lives. An important challenge for resettled families is adapting to living transnationally and reconfiguring their family relationships. These experiences can differ considerably within families. The resettlement and acculturation experiences of refugee children and youth are significantly different from those of their parents. Yet, they cannot be studied in isolation from each other. The realities of resettlement for children are nested within the ecology of their families and as such are related to, and impacted by, the acculturation experiences of parents and the functioning of their family unit. At the broader level, their experiences are also influenced by exosystem factors, such as community and institutional structures, and macrosystem factors such as the cultural beliefs and legal systems of their resettlement country
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationChildren and Forced Migration: Durable Solutions During Transient Years
    Editors Marisa O. Ensor & Elżbieta M. Goździak
    Place of PublicationCham, Switzerland
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd
    Pages281-301pp
    ISBN (Print)9783319406909
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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