The Identification of Key Intervention Approaches to Promote Psycho-social Well-being for Refugee Children Aged 6-12 Years in High Income Countries in the School Environment**
Hi everyone, my name is Ms Connie Trimboli, and I am a research candidate at Curtin University in Perth (Australia) and am enrolled in the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Occupational Therapy) programme in the School of Allied Health. As part of my research, I am conducting a Delphi study titled: “The Identification of Key Intervention Approaches to Promote Psycho-social Well-being for Refugee Children Aged 6-12 Years in High Income Countries in the School Environment”.
Today I am inviting experienced Occupational Therapists to participate in the Delphi surveys.
I am seeking Occupational Therapists with five years, or more, experience in developing or providing psycho-social well-being interventions children in middle childhood (aged 6-12-years) who have experienced forced displacement or trauma, or who come from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CaLD) backgrounds. That experience might have occurred through clinical or volunteer work, research or academia, fieldwork or clinical placement supervision, advocacy or policy making.
The purpose of the Delphi study is to gather consensus opinions on key approaches to be included in an intervention to improve the psycho-social well-being of refugee children as they settle in their new country of residence. The first round of Delphi study questions are based on data obtained from a systematic review and meta-analysis, and focus groups conducted with occupational therapists. It is envisaged that there will be approximately 2- 3 Delphi rounds with a combination of open and closed-ended questions. Each Delphi survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous, and confidentiality will be maintained. By participating in this research, you will be contributing to developing knowledge in an area where there is currently very little known.
Thank you for reading this information. You can also find the Participant Information Sheet here: https://drive.google.com/.../1JKC4kIKTGNJIHpLL.../view...
If you have any further questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th December 2021. If you do not have any further questions, meet the inclusion criteria, and would like to participate, the link to the Delphi study is:
I would appreciate if you could complete the Delphi study by 20th December 2021. The consent form can be completed electronically and it will be located at the beginning of the online Delphi study questions. This will involve you ticking a box online to provide consent. If you know someone else who may be suitable to participate in my research, I would be very grateful if you passed this information onto them.
Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Allied Health
Curtin University, Perth, Australia