Planning Grant: Low Intensity Family Support for Refugees in an LMIC
The following grant was awarded by, is supported by, is administered by or is in partnership with the Fogarty International Center at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Funding Fogarty Program
Global Brain Disorders Research
Project Information in NIH RePORTER
Low Intensity Family Support for Refugees in an LMIC
University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator(s) (PI)
Weine, Stevan Merrill
Project Contact Information
Istanbul Medeniyet University; University of Prishtina, Centre for Global Health - Kosovo; Istanbul Medeniyet University
Refugee families in LMICs face multiple war- and displacement-related adversities, and often have one or more members with common mental disorders, but have little to no access to evidence-based mental health services. This project uses a low intensity intervention approach to develop and test for feasibility of family support (FS), a novel trans-diagnostic intervention for refugee families with common mental disorders. FS is delivered in a multiple family group format by community workers or nurses.
Augmenting Dr. Weine’s existing research training program, Addressing Mental Illness and Physical Co-morbities in Migrants and their Families, this project will advance the capacities of researchers, academic institutions, and their community partners, in Istanbul. This research, conducted with the support and advice of the World Health Organization, will develop an evidence-based program and build research capacity in academic and community organizations that can enhance Turkey’s humanitarian response to 3 million Syrian refugees.
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