Building resilience in transcultural adults (BRiTA) : developing a novel preventative intervention

Khawaja, Nigar Gohar, Ramirez, Elvia, & Prasad-Ildes, Rita (2013) Building resilience in transcultural adults (BRiTA) : developing a novel preventative intervention. Advances in mental health, 11(3), pp. 302-312.

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There is a dearth of preventative programs that enhance the Australian culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) adults’ resilience to cope with the acculturation process. This article introduces the reader to the BRiTA Futures for Adults and Parents, a culture and language sensitive program for the CALD. The conceptual framework and the development process are described. The manualised program consisting of one introductory and eight intervention modules is presented. A training program is also developed to train facilitators, who can deliver the program in English or other languages. Preliminary trials indicated that the program was received well by the consumers. A block mode, instead of the traditional weekly sessions, appeared to be more practical for the small population for which it was trialled. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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ID Code: 68119
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Resilience, Acculturation, Migration and Culture
DOI: 10.5172/jamh.2013.11.3.302
ISSN: 1837-4905
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 eContent Management Pty Ltd.
Deposited On: 07 Mar 2014 01:32
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2014 20:13

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