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An examination of models of social work intervention for\ud use with displaced Iraqi households in Jordan\ud

By Sahar Almakhamreh and Gillian Lewando Hundt


The purpose of this paper is to identify and examine models of social work intervention are being used with displaced Iraqi households in Jordan. The review of the situation of displaced Iraqis in Jordan identifies the size, characteristics and experiences of this group, Jordanian government policies towards them and the role of IGOs and NGOs dealing with them. The literature review of social work interventions with refugees internationally identifies a range psycho-social and community based intervention models that are contextual, some of which include spiritual dimensions. The paper reviews social work interventions in use with Iraqi households in Jordan and concludes that these need to be focused at the individual, household and community levels using an inter-professional holistic approach that includes spiritual dimensions and that co-ordination between agencies is essential

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Publisher: Routledge
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