1 Health Promotion, The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University2 The Department of Psychology and Educational Studies, Roskilde University3 Childhood, Youth and Family Life Research, Department of People and Technology, Roskilde University
a health promotion perspective in the era of globalization
This session focusses on broad, inclusive family intervention in contrast to the narrow, individual oriented intervention. The target group for intervention includes diasporic- well as refugee families, which have received help due to psychosocial problems. The latest family research indicates that relatively newer conceptualizations such as identities with multiple dimensions, transnationalism, resilience orientation and health promotion play a salient role in family intervention in this era of globalization perceived as the growing interconnectedness between people around the world with regards to social, political, economic, technological and cultural exchanges. Globalisation has also increased the need for all countries to look beyond their borders in order to promote effective (mental) health care strategies. Paper by undersigned invokes practice based experiences of Transcultural Therapeutic Team for ethnic minority youth and families (TTT), NGO in Copenhagen, established in 1991. The paper would illustrate TTT’s major principles and the above mentioned theoretical conceptualisations through a case study. This session additionally involves comments from discusssants and interactive dialogues between the paper presenters and the session participants.
family intervention; identities with multiple dimension; transnationalism,; health promotion; TTTs principles
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The 18th Nordic conference for therapists and care-givers working with traumatized refugees, 2013