Serving the Needs of At-Risk Refugee Youth: A Program Evaluation

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Fall 2015


Refugee students, although frequently subsumed under the “immigrant” heading, often suffer from effects of significant trauma that can make them more vulnerable than children of voluntary immigrant families. This study evaluated a program created specifically for refugee youth at-risk for academic failure and “social death.” The program goals included the creation of a refugee-school-community services coalition designed to deliver culturally appropriate services for a diverse population of refugees. Using mixed methods, I found that the program resulted in positive change in the attitudes and behaviors of the refugee participants and in community social service providers.

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Journal of School Public Relations, v. 36, issue 4, p. 444-459

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