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Migrating art: A research design to support refugees' recovery from trauma - a pilot study

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/2017
<mark>Journal</mark>Design for Health
Issue number2
Volume1
Number of pages18
Pages (from-to)152-169
Publication statusPublished
Early online date1/11/17
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

An international challenge is presented by the unprecedented number of refugees worldwide, many of whom have undergone psychological and social stresses associated with migration and who consequently experience mental health disorders. A growing number of organisations recognize the role of art in supporting refugees to support recovery from trauma, and this pilot study in participatory arts is designed to contribute to the field. The research was undertaken with a charity supporting pre and post-natal women refugees who are victims of rape, trafficking, sexual violence, domestic servitude, and other forms of gender based violence and human rights abuses. The research explores the benefits of painting landscapes through re-imagining places experienced as a ‘safe-haven’, or journey towards safety. The research design is explored with a view to inform a further research study using the approach to evaluate a participatory arts workshop model that support refugees’ recovery and transition.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Design for Health on 01/11/2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/24735132.2017.1386499