Refugee Families From Iraq.
Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services. United States. Office of Head Start. The National Center on Cultural and Linguistic Responsiveness.
Intended for direct service providers, this backgrounder provides cultural information on refugee families from Iraq. It begins by noting that over the last 30 years more than 105,000 Iraqi refugees have been resettled to the United States and that the flow of Iraqi refuges is expected to continue at a steady pace. Information is then provided on the culture and religion of Iraqis, family and community norms, child-rearing and child development in Iraqi families, the use of guidance and discipline in child rearing, school and education beliefs, the health and mental health of Iraqi families and health issues that should be considered, and community leadership. Tips for practice are provided for each area addressed and a list of additional resources is included.
refugees; home visits; cultural competency; cultural differences; parent child relationships; child rearing; guidelines