A Family-Based Intervention for Newly-Resettled Syrian Refugee Children

A Family-Based Intervention for Newly-Resettled Syrian Refugee Children

A Family-Based Intervention for Newly-Resettled Syrian Refugee Children

A Family-Based Intervention for Newly-Resettled Syrian Refugee Childrens

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1. Objectifs


Intentions :
«The present study evaluates the effectiveness of a family-based storybook intervention, titled The Educational Storybook for Cognitive-Behavioral Mechanisms, with Syrian refugee children and their parents.» (p. 16)

2. Méthode


Échantillon/Matériau :
«The sample consists of 6 families. The children, four girls and 2 boys, are aged between 7 and 11 years old […]. The families are newly-resettled Syrian refugees who live in Montreal, Quebec.» (p. 18)

Instruments :
- Questionnaire
- Guide d’entretien

Type de traitement des données :
Analyse statistique
Analyse de contenu

3. Résumé


Results «suggest that the intervention is effective in decreasing anxiety. Indeed, based on both the parents’ and children’s report of anxiety symptoms, there was a significant decrease in the children’s anxiety [using the Revised Child Anxiety and Depression Scale] following the storybook intervention. Due to the relatively small sample size, this result should be interpreted with some caution. However, this The Educational Storybook for Cognitive Behavioral Mechanisms sheds light to a novel way of decreasing anxiety in refugee children. Furthermore, qualitative data revealed that the intervention had a positive impact on the children’s overall well-being. Both the mothers and the children expressed that the storybook positively impacted the children’s well-being. For example, all mothers expressed that their child was “excited”, “happy”, and “optimistic” during and after the activity, and children used similar words expressing their positive emotions.» (p. 32)