The world continues to see dramatic increases in the numbers of refugees as new humanitarian crises emerge. Once approved by a host nation, the resettlement process begins. To facilitate successful resettlement, a collaborative partnership between a refugee resettlement agency and a university occupational therapy program has continued to successfully serve the needs of the partnership’s three key stakeholders; the organization; the individual refugee or family; and the clinical training of occupational therapy students. Through ongoing program development and enhancements, an innovative interprofessional team approach to resettlement has emerged.
Together, with the individuals and families served, a clientcentered, interprofessional approach was implemented to collaboratively establish goals and customize intervention plans to achieve the goals. General, goals are to facilitate resettlement and integration into U.S culture, and daily function.
Recommended CitationKern, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Stephen and Kubica, MSW, Christina, "An Innovative Interprofessional Team to Enhance Refugee Resettlement into U.S. Daily Life" (2019). Department of Occupational Therapy Posters and Presentations. Paper 55.