Psychosocial Intervention with ethnic minority families in Scandinavia: a health promotion perspective in the era of globalization

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This session focusses on broad, inclusive family intervention in contrast to the narrow, individual oriented intervention. The target group for intervention includes diasporic- well as refugee families, which have received help due to psychosocial problems.
The latest family research indicates that relatively newer conceptualizations such as identities with multiple dimensions, transnationalism, resilience orientation and health promotion play a salient role in family intervention in this era of globalization perceived as the growing interconnectedness between people around the world with regards to social, political, economic, technological and cultural exchanges. Globalisation has also increased the need for all countries to look beyond their borders in order to promote effective (mental) health care strategies.
Paper by undersigned invokes practice based experiences of Transcultural Therapeutic Team for ethnic minority youth and families (TTT), NGO in Copenhagen, established in 1991. The paper would illustrate TTT’s major principles and the above mentioned theoretical conceptualisations through a case study.
This session additionally involves comments from discusssants and interactive dialogues between the paper presenters and the session participants.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date1 Apr 2013
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2013
EventThe 18th Nordic conference for therapists and care-givers working with traumatized refugees - Bergen, Norway
Duration: 18 Apr 201320 Apr 2013


ConferenceThe 18th Nordic conference for therapists and care-givers working with traumatized refugees

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