April Masarik, associate professor in the Department of Psychological Science, co-authored a recently published paper “Stress and Resilience Among Resettling Refugee Youth: An Illustrative Review and New Applications for the Family Stress Model” in the Journal of Family Theory and Review.
We know quite a lot about the stressors and traumas that refugees experience when circumstances force them to flee their homes and resettle in new communities, but much less about the factors that promote resilience during resettlement.
The paper was written to address this gap, as well as to offer a more holistic theoretical framework. The authors also ask pressing questions that require more attention from scholars and clinicians who work in resettlement, as well as policy-makers and the general public.
Visit the Wiley publishing website for a full-text, read-only copy of the article.