Guidance for Immigrant and Refugee Families: Parenting in a New Country

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Series Title: Factsheets for Families

Author(s): Information Gateway

Year Published: 2022

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For immigrant and refugee families, moving from their country of origin to the United States can bring opportunities to build a new life. But parenting while adapting to a new culture, language, and social system can be particularly stressful. This factsheet discusses topics and challenges immigrant and refugee families may encounter that could affect their child or family’s well-being. It describes some of the challenges of raising children in a new country, how the immigrant or refugee experience might affect family dynamics and well-being, and how a family’s strengths (called “protective factors”) can help during difficult times.

Suggested Citation: Child Welfare Information Gateway. (2022). Guidance for immigrant and refugee families: Parenting in a new country. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau.

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