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The results

Lectures and presentations

On 25 September 2019, the Empowerment project kicked off with a festive meeting with collaboration partners and health and social professionals. Prof. Dr. Maria van den Muijsenbergh presented the project and the studies that resulted in this initiative. Scientific intern Mursal Latify presented her research report for which she interviewed refugee parents about their experiences with Dutch health care when they or their children, suffered from psychosocial problems. See below under Reports and Articles for the abstract and full report.

On 22 November 2019, José Renkens was invited to give a short presentation on the Koepel Artsen Maatschappij + Gezondheid conference about the Participatory Action Research methodology, and the preliminary results of the GP file investigation of the four participating general practitioners.

On 22 April 2021, José Renkens presented the first analyses of semi-structured interviews with refugee adults on the 42nd Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Psychiatry and Culture. The analyses was about refugees’ agency in dealing with stress, based on interviews of Mursal Latify and Ghadeer Haj Bakri. See below under Reports and Articles for the abstract and full article.

On 10 November 2021, the Empowerment project kicked ‘out’ with another festive meeting. Besides an overview of all the findings and experiences of the whole project by Maria van den Muijsenbergh, there was a ‘theatrical story’. Here all the narratives from the interviews and the project groups came together, compiled and interpreted by performer Soula Notos: Soula Notos - performer
Several participants were interviewed on stage, and the meeting finished off with a performance of dance, singing and spoken word acts by the young participants of New Rootz – Dreams in Action (in Dutch; in English: New Rootz (English)). You can find a few pictures of the meeting at the bottom of the page.

You can find Soula’s theatrical story ‘Zie je mijn verdriet niet’ on this page.
Videoproduction, text and performance: Soula Notos.



Reports and Articles

In order of execution:

Mursal Latify (2019). Psychosocial problems in refugee children: Experience and recognition by refugees and their needs with regard to the general practitioner.
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Koen Rieff (2019). General practitioners’ care for refugee minors compared to other minors, with a focus on mental health, retrospective survey of patient records.
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Mylène Gorissen (2020). Recognition of and care for psychosocial problems in refugee children; Experiences of child health professionals and social workers.
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Iris Tijssen (2020). Help-seeking behaviour and healthcare experiences and needs of unaccompanied minors, as remembered in retrospect.
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Simone Möhlmann (2020). Views and experiences of young refugees regarding bi-cultural identity building and empowerment in relation to healthcare, after their migration to the Netherlands.
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Valerie Spee (2020). “Do not wash your dirty linen in public.” Elements that hinder the help-seeking process for psychosocial problems among Somali refugees in the Netherlands.
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Chris Frederix (2021). Social work and health care professionals’ experiences and wishes on interprofessional collaboration regarding mental health of refugee minors. 
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Jeyna Sow (2021). Building common ground in working with refugees and in interprofessional collaboration. 
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José Renkens, Els Rommes, Maria van den Muijsenbergh (2022). Refugees’ agency: on Resistance, Resilience, and Resources. 
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Rabia Çinar (2022). Mental health care for refugee children in the Dutch general practice – differences between before and after the introduction of an integrated person-centred culturally competent approach.
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Project report (2022): Empowerment publieksverslag. Click here to download the full text (check your downloads).



Educational materials

Empowerment training draaiboek. Click here to download the full text (check your downloads).

Empowerment training sheets. Click here to download the full text (check your downloads).

Empowerment praktijkposter. Click here to download the full text (check your downloads).

Renkens (2022). Handreiking. Click here to download the full text (check your downloads).



Visuals

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