This study was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (K01 MH02048-01 and RO1 MH59573-01). It was presented in part at the 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, October 29 to November 1, 2003.
A Mixed Methods Study of Refugee Families Engaging in Multiple-Family Groups*
Article first published online: 12 SEP 2005
Volume 54, Issue 4, pages 558–568, October 2005
How to Cite
Weine, S., Knafl, K., Feetham, S., Kulauzovic, Y., Klebic, A., Sclove, S., Besic, S., Mujagic, A., Muzurovic, J. and Spahovic, D. (2005), A Mixed Methods Study of Refugee Families Engaging in Multiple-Family Groups. Family Relations, 54: 558–568. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-3729.2005.00340.x
- Issue published online: 12 SEP 2005
- Article first published online: 12 SEP 2005
- mental health intervention;
- multi-family groups;
- refugee families;
Abstract: This study investigated family factors and processes involved in Bosnian refugees engaging in multiple-family support and education groups in Chicago. Families that engaged experienced more transitions, more traumas, and more difficulties in adjustment. Engagement strategies for multiple-family groups should correspond with the underlying family processes by which refugee families manage transitions, traumas, and adjustment difficulties.