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The Mental Health of Refugees : Ecological Approaches To Healing and Adaptation - Kenneth E. Miller

The Mental Health of Refugees

Ecological Approaches To Healing and Adaptation

By: Kenneth E. Miller (Editor), Lisa M. Rasco (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 18th March 2004
ISBN: 9780805841725
Number Of Pages: 448

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This work brings together an international group of experts on the mental health of refugees who have pioneered a new approach to healing the psychological wounds of war and forced migration. Their work is guided by an ecological model, which, in contrast to the prevailing medical model of psychiatry and clinical psychology, emphasizes the development of culturally grounded mental health interventions in non-stigmatized community settings. The ecological model also prioritizes synergy with natural community resources to promote adaptation, prevention over treatment, the active involvement of community members in all phases of the intervention process, and the empowerment of marginalized communities to address their own mental health needs. The authors present a variety of culturally grounded interventions designed to improve the mental health and psychosocial wellbeing of communities that have survived the nightmares of political repression, civil war, and genocide.

About the Editorsp. ix
List of Contributorsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
An Ecological Framework for Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Refugee Communitiesp. 1
Programs in Africa and Asia
Internally Displaced Angolans: A Child-focused, Community-based Interventionp. 67
Sierra Leonean Refugees in Guinea: Addressing the Mental Health Effects of Massive Community Violencep. 95
Internally Displaced Cambodians: Healing Trauma in Communitiesp. 133
Internally Displaced Sri Lankan War Widows: The Women's Empowerment Programmep. 161
Internally Displaced East Timorese: Challenges and Lessons of Large-Scale Emergency Assistancep. 187
Programs in South and North America
Internally Displaced Columbians: The Recovery of Victims of Violence Within a Psychosocial Frameworkp. 229
Bosnian and Kosovar Refugees in the United States: Family Interventions in a Services Frameworkp. 263
Hmong Refugees in the United States: A Community-Based Advocacy and Learning Interventionp. 295
Critical Issues
Evaluating Ecological Mental Health Interventions in Refugee Communitiesp. 337
Innovations, Challenges, and Critical Issues in the Development of Ecological Mental Health Interventions With Refugeesp. 375
Author Indexp. 415
Subject Indexp. 425
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ISBN: 9780805841725
ISBN-10: 0805841725
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 18th March 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.76
Edition Number: 1