Forced Migration: Its Impact on Shaping Coping Strategies

  • Joseph E. Trimble
Part of the Current Topics in Mental Health book series (CTMH)


Small settlements of tribal and indigenous native groups scattered in various countries are being forced to leave their ancestral homes; for many, if not for all such groups, the move is permanent. Many of the group’s members are confronted with new, complex circumstances that demand attention and require the use of a variety of known coping and adaptive mechanisms. New forces stemming from the move, the settlement, and the new environment impinge upon individuals, compelling them to deal with the stressors in the best way they know how. Many of the forces create stress, tension, anxiety, and related life strains. Sadly, many relocated individuals are unable to prevent, avoid, or control the distress, and succumb in a number of tragic ways.


Coping Strategy Social Change Stress Reaction Acculturative Stress International Work Group 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph E. Trimble
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWestern Washington UniversityBellinghamUSA

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