A refugee is a person who is oppressed for such reasons as race, religion, nationality, a certain social group membership or political views in his country, who loses his trust in governance of the country, and for fear that his own state will not act impartial, seeks asylum from another country and doesn’t want to come back. Refugee families mainly report that they escaped from their countries for their children’s education and future. Meeting these people in a common ground and trying to build hopeful tomorrows together is very important to protect the future of our country. Refugee children encounter different experiences during pre-migration, migration and post-migration periods. In refugee children; traumatic events during the migration periods and the stress they are under during new settlement period, increase the likelihood of psychopathology and problem behaviors. In this study, firstly intervention programs with refugee children in different cultures were examined and then made suggestions for intervention programs that can be developed for refugee chilren whose immigration experiences differ in our country.
Keywords: refugee children, school-based intervention programs, psychological adjustment, acculturation