Title

Considerations for facilitating refugee acculturation through groups

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2020

Department/School

Leadership and Counseling

Publication Title

Journal for Specialists in Group Work

Abstract

© 2020 ASGW. Globally, there are 70.8 million forcibly displaced people made up of 41.3 million internally displaced, 25.9 million refugees, and 3.5 million asylum seekers. Refugees have significant mental health needs and face multiple barriers to obtaining adequate mental health care. The acculturation process can complicate and exacerbate mental health symptoms. In this article, the authors discuss relevant cultural factors and present possible group interventions to address acculturation with refugee groups.

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