Post-traumatic Psychological Distress and Resettlement: the Need for a Different Practice in Assisting Refugee Families
Référence bibliographique 
Lacroix, Marie et Sabbah, Charlotte. 2011. «Post-traumatic Psychological Distress and Resettlement: the Need for a Different Practice in Assisting Refugee Families ». Journal of Family Social Work, vol. 14, no 1, p. 43-53.
Intentions : Les auteures passent en revue les différentes études concernant les traumatismes vécus par des réfugiés avant et après l’immigration pour mettre de l’avant un type d’intervention susceptible d’aider ces familles.
Échantillon/Matériau : Données documentaires diverses
Type de traitement des données : Réflexion critique
« Social work practitioners are increasingly confronted with couples and families who have come from war-torn countries. Refugees may have experienced genocide, organized violence, ethnic wars, displacement, and losses of various kinds. Such experiences will often be carried through the post-migratory period and obscure legitimate individual and family processes that are often evaluated through a psychopathology lens. In this context, there is a pressing need to be attentive to refugee situations around the world and to issues related to forced migration and its impact on families. In an attempt to fill the gap in the literature on intervention with refugee families, this article presents two of the most compelling aspects of the refugee experience that can have a lasting impact on families and couples: premigration traumatic events and their potential impact on the refugee resettlement experience, and postmigration social and psychological experiences. The concept of ‘‘trauma’’ is presented within the context of resettlement of asylum seekers and refugees. Key stressors documented as having an impact on the long-term well-being of individuals, families, and communities who have been touched by war and conflict are outlined. Multiple-family group intervention is discussed as one of the promising approaches for helping families cope with pre- and postmigration trauma. » (p. 43)