Intentions : The current study «explore[s] and document[s] more in-depth the perspectives of migrant families specifically, on how La Maison Bleue provides support and promotes well-being for these families. The intent was also to add to the body of literature on resilience, to further inform the approaches, practices, and development of similar community-based health centres working with young migrant families.» (p. 3)
Questions/Hypothèses : Les deux questions de recherche sont les suivantes: «what are the challenges and protective factors that affect the well-being of young migrant families receiving services at La Maison Bleue? [And how] does La Maison Bleue strengthen resilience among these families?» (p. 4)
Échantillon/Matériau : L’ensemble des participantes (n = 24) sont des mères de familles immigrantes qui fréquentent La Maison Bleue, dans la ville de Montréal. Parmi celles-ci, 9 femmes ont participé à l’entrevue, et 17 femmes ont été observées lors d’une activité de groupe.
Type de traitement des données : Analyse de contenu
«The study findings highlight how migrant women with young children maintained resilience in the face of multiple challenges and how a health and social centre based within the community, La Maison Bleue, contributed to strengthening this resilience. Resettlement and parenthood are both major life transitions that pose significant challenges. Similar to previous studies, participants reported language barriers, isolation, a loss of support for child-rearing, and cultural and environmental stresses […]. These were especially difficult for mothers who gave birth shortly after their arrival in Canada. Key protective factors were women’s intrinsic drive to overcome their struggles, their positive outlook and ability to find meaning in their adversity, their identity (faith, culture and traditions) and supportive relationships from family and friends, both locally and back home. La Maison Bleue fostered resilience by offering a safe space for women and their families, providing holistic care that responded to their diverse needs and empowering women to achieve their full potential towards better health and well-being for themselves and their families.» (p. 14)