Bhutanese Refugee Families.
MacDonnell, Margaret. Schmidt, Susan.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services. United States. Office of Head Start. The National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness.
This fact sheet provides background information on Bhutanese refugee families to assist child welfare professionals working with these families. It begins by explaining that since 2007, over 60,000 Bhutanese refugees have been resettled to the United States from refugee camps in Eastern Nepal. Information is then provided on the culture and religion of Bhutanese refugees, family and community characteristics, child-rearing and child development, guidance and discipline practices, school and education, health and mental health practices, and community leadership. Practice tips for working with Bhutanese refugee families are given and include removing one's shoes before entering a home, preparing preschoolers and families for formal school expectations, and providing information about lead poisoning in traditional kohl eyeliner. 18 references.
refugees; home visits; cultural competency; cultural differences; parent child relationships; child rearing; guidelines