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Positive parent child interactions with Somali refugees using a music based program
Ahmed, Faisa A.
Ritblatt, Shulamit NHokoda, AudreyPotter, Nina Salcedo
The purpose of the project was to increase positive parent-child interaction using a music-based program, the Circle of Education. This study is specifically focused on five parent refugees from Somalia who came to the United States to find a better life following a huge tribal war, which has caused people to flee to neighboring and overseas countries. These war experiences may have led to the formation of traumatic and depressive feelings and/or illnesses. The project is composed of ten weekly sessions focusing on enriching parent-child positive relationship using the Circle of Education program, developed by Dr. Shulamit Natan Ritblatt. It is a music-based program promoting social emotional wellness, learning readiness, and academic development in you young children. Following the 10-week sessions, mothers reported feeling a stronger bond with their child and that the secure environment provided a platform in which they were able to forge healthier relationships.
Child and Family Development
Master of Science (M.S.) San Diego State University, 2015
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