Kosovar Resettlement Assistance Project in Greater Victoria

Tomoko Okada

Abstract


This paper describes a practical service
model based on my field experience
and outlines the process of Kosovar
refugees' initial resettlement in Greater
Victoria. Although an individual's age,
social, educational, economic, and
health conditions are some factors to
influence refugee psycho-social adjustment,
the continuum of resettlement is
explained as dynamic, two-way, multifaceted,
and long term. Resettlement
does not end within one's lifetime, but it
is rather an inter-generational evolution.
This paper, however, only focuses
on the first initial resettlement stage,
which is critical to influence the whole
continuum of inter-generational adjustment.

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