Project Description

Best Practices Guide for Working with Families from Refugee Backgrounds in Child Welfare
Authors: Patricia Shannon, PhD and Tonya Cook, MSW
Date published: 2016

This guide is intended as an overview of selected topics that are relevant to providing culturally responsive services to families with refugee backgrounds and understanding their unique needs. General themes were identified through a literature review and interviews with refugee families. The term ‘refugee’ is a broad category that encompasses an extremely diverse group of people with unique cultures, histories, and experiences. This guide is not meant to be exhaustive or representative of every family with a refugee background.