Master of Arts (MA)
Faculty of Science
The main purpose of this study was to identify the risk and protective factors at the individual, family, school, and community level which may influence the adaptation of immigrant and refugee children to Canadian society. The participants included teachers, newcomer parents and grade 2-5 children from various cultures. Quantitative and qualitative data were used to provide information on the child’s academic and social skills, the family’s social support networks, and the community’s resources. Differences in the experiences of immigrant and refugee families were found in the transition to the new country. Also noted were variations across cultural groups and across time. The findings will be used to inform a primary prevention project which includes child, family, school and community components.
McKenzie, Adrine, "Towards the well-being of immigrant and refugee children: A community-based approach" (1996). Theses and Dissertations (Comprehensive). 572.