Empowering the migrant and refugee family's parenting skills: a literature review

Kouta, Christiana ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2079-638X, Velonaki, Venetia Sofia, Lazzarino, Runa ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4206-4913, Rousou, Elena ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6952-0483, Apostolara, Paraskevi, Doru, Ana Maria ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3068-7141, Dudau, Victor ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1365-4356, Kalokairinou, Athena, Licciardello, Orazio, Mauceri, Manuela, Nikolaidou, Elena, Pezzella, Alfonso ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2000-5760, Samartzi, Christina, Kuckert-Wöstheinrich, Andrea ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3815-0672 and Papadopoulos, Irena ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6291-4332 (2022) Empowering the migrant and refugee family's parenting skills: a literature review. Journal of Community Health Research, 11 (4) . pp. 337-348. ISSN 2322-5688 [Article] (doi:10.18502/jchr.v11i4.11735)

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Bachground: Worldwide, more than 79.5 million people are forcibly displaced, including a significant number of migrant and refugee families with children. Migration and refugeedom affect these families in different dimensions, such as mental, physical and spiritual health. Identifying family needs and enhancing parenting skills can improve family cohesion and health, as well as smooth integration into the host country. This review is part of the Erasmus+ funded project- IENE 8 (Intercultural Education for Nurses in Europe) aiming at empowering migrant and refugee families regarding parenting skills.
Methods: This was a scoping review of literature. The IENE 8 partner countries (Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, and United Kingdom) searched for peer reviewed papers, grey literature and mass media reports at international, European and national level. The time period for the search of scientific and grey literature was between2013-2018, and for mass media, it was between 2016 and 2018.
Results: 124 relevant sources were identified. They included 33 Peer reviewed papers, 47 Grey literature documents and 44 mass media reports. This revealed the importance of understanding the needs of migrant families with children.
Conclusion: It is evident from the literature that there is a need to support refugee parents to adjust their existing skill and to empower them to develop new ones. Healthcare and social services professionals have an essential role in improving the refugees' parenting skills. This can be done by developing and implementing family-centered and culturally-sensitive intervention programs.

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Keywords (uncontrolled): Parenting, Migrants/Refugees, Cultural Competence
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Mental Health, Social Work and Interprofessional Learning
Item ID: 37439
Notes on copyright: Copyright: ©2022 The Author(s); Published by Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Depositing User: Alfonso Pezzella
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2023 14:30
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2023 16:13
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/37439

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