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Supporting Refugee Families: Adapting family strengthening programs that build on assets

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BRYCS, Bridging Refugee Youth & Children's Services

How can service providers in the US effectively build on the family and community strengths that refugees bring with them, including generations of parenting know-how, while also helping ease the transition to a very different cultural and child-rearing context? Many refugee service providers have begun to adapt national “Family Strengthening Programs” that range from prevention to more intensive interventions addressing some of the most challenging health risk behaviors for youth, such as substance abuse and crime, for refugees. This BRYCS Brief provides resources, “promising practices”, and suggestions for adapting family strengthening programs for use with refugee populations. 


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