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Cilt 11, Sayı 27  Bahar 2023  (ISSN: 2147-6489, E-ISSN: )
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1660825242 Examining the intervention programs for prejiduce reduction towards refugees in host children and adolescents: A scoping review

Current scoping review aims to examine the intervention programs that are developed to decrease prejudice and negative attitudes towards refugees in host children and adolescents. It can be easier to change the attitudes in children and adolescents than in adults with toughminded ideas. However, it is unclear that what kind of information is available in the literature about which intervention programs are better in recent years. To find the answer of this, databases that include peer reviewed and academic journal articles were scanned to select relevant articles. The inclusion criteria can be listed as follows: only intervention studies were selected, participants of the study consisted of local children and adolescents at least one of the dependent variables was changing the attitudes and prejudices positively towards refugee groups, the articles were selected that published between the years 2010 and 2022, written in English and Turkish. PRISMA-ScR was used to report the results. A total of 10 articles were included according to the selected criteria among 358 potential articles. According to the current scoping review, anti-racist intervention programs that include in-group discussions and activities such as empathy-based role-play are more beneficial for children and adolescents in reducing intergroup bias than a multicultural curriculum. In addition, vicarious contact-based intervention programs can be influential in reducing negative attitudes towards refugees. Lastly, most of the intervention programs were aimed at supporting the psychosocial development of refugee children, that is, intervention programs aimed at reducing the prejudices of children and adolescents from the host society were found to be limited in the sample of Turkey. At this point, the current scoping review points to a huge gap in the literature.