Exploring the experiences of resilience in Muslim Afghan refugee children

Zeenatkhanu Kanji, Brenda L. Cameron

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The aim of this study was to explore the experiences of Muslim Afghan refugee children living in Canada. War has an impact on a child's life, including education and protection by the family and community. The actual course of events of war can never be told completely due to the occurrence of simultaneous adversities. Hermeneutic photography was used to understand the experiences of Afghan children. Data were collected through photo conversations. Building and sustaining resilience was a theme that emerged from the data analysis. The findings of the study provide a useful guide for education, practice, and policy development to benefit Afghan refugee children and their families to overcome adversities in a new country.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)22-40
Number of pages19
JournalJournal of Muslim Mental Health
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2010


  • Muslim Afghans
  • Photo conversations
  • Refugee children
  • Resilience


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