Accompanying the Migrant and Refugee: Reflections on Resilience
Keywords:migration, refugees, trauma, resilience
Abstract: Traditional helping models have concerned themselves with assisting, fixing, and, at best, serving the client. While this may suffice for conventional circumstances, accompanying those whom we serve informs us more deeply of their lived experiences. This opens new perspectives in working with those who experience great adversity. The authors learned this strategy over a decade of work serving migrants and refugees from Mexico and Central America. It can be a useful strategy with a wide variety of client partners.
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NARRATIVES OF PROFESSIONAL HELPING
Cleveland State University
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