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A Family Beliefs Framework for Socially and Culturally Specific Preventive Interventions With Refugee Youths and Families


Ying, Yu-Wen
Han, Meekyung


Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell

Source Information (Journal Title, Date, Length)

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry v.76 n.1, 2006, 9 pages

Description of Resource

This article presents data used to design a family-focused preventative intervention model for use exclusively within the social and cultural framework of refugee youth and families. This study followed members of the Bosnian refugee community in Chicago using the Coffee and Family Education and Support (CAFES) group intervention program to address parental concerns of youth underachievement and family conflict. The seven-week program covered topics such as: family and youth priorities; the adolescent in the urban setting; school life; city life; family values and beliefs; and celebration of the future.