Minorities are lacking information about family counseling

Scared little girl alone in the worldScared little girl alone in the world.Photo: Sara Johannessen / SCANPIX NB! Modellklarert
There is a general lack of information on family counseling for families from minority groups, according to a new report. It reveals that the normal state of affairs in Muslim families is that conflicts are resolved internally.
The report was prepared by the Center for Intercultural Communication (SIK) in Stavanger and The Church family counseling, and will be presented at an event Monday.
The report reveals that there is a certain fear of not being understood because the cultural aspect either will be given too much or too little importance by the service personnel. In addition, families with children see possible obstacles when it comes to making contact linked to the fear that many people have of public services in general – and in particular of the child protection units.
 Strengthening the formal intercultural competence of employees in family welfare and to establish a low threshold services for newly arrived refugees is one of the measures proposed in the report.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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