Coping Mechanisms of Families in Transition: Insights from Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Nikku, Bala Raju (2009) Coping Mechanisms of Families in Transition: Insights from Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. In: Resillient Families Discourse: Research and Evidence Based Interventions, 20-21 April 2009, Penang, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The paper is based on an ongoing action research. The main purpose is to document and analyze the families that are migrated to Kathmandu City during the decade long in surgency in Nepal and their coping strategies. With in the family the children were the most effected. The analysis indicates that families have used different coping mechanisms. One of that is surprisingly offering children for adoptions outside the country. Children under 18 comprise almost 50 percent of Nepal's populations. As research evidence shows more than 300,000 orphans are in Nepal. There are various reasons behind the increasing trend of orphan and abandoned children. It includes armed conflict, domestic violence, natural disasters and displacement. These reasons directly or indirectly have an influence on the structure, size and coping mechanism of families in Nepal. The other mechanisms are earning daily wages, leaving old members of the family back home, male and female out migration. The insights on the family coping resilience mechanism will help social workers to further understand the issue in order to enhance the coping mechanism of the families. There are important policy lessons can also be derived and as a result government and non governmental programs can be designed that will enhance the resilience of families in transition. The paper is structured in five sections. After a brief introduction, section one presents the Statement of Problem and Objectives of the Study. The second section presents the findings from a brief literature review. Third section presents the analysis and findings for the primary research. Fourth section is about structures and process that are required to enhance the coping mechanism of the families in question. The paper is concluded in the fifth section.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: National Population and Family Development Board (NPFDB) in collaboration with the DOHA International Institute.
Keywords: coping mechanisms, families in transition
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 302 Social interaction
Division/Agency/State: LPPKN - National Population and Family Development Board, Malaysia > Division of Family Development
Deposited By: Mr Mustapha Muhamad
Deposited On: 17 Jul 2013 06:33
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2013 06:33

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