War, conflict, political uprisings and other hardships displace countless families each year. More than
half of the world’s estimated 19 million refugees are children (United Nations High Commissioner for
Refugees [UNHCR], 2007). Some children grow up in refugee camps and start their own families before
even moving into their actual homes (UNHCR, 2006; Washington, 2011). Some of these children have
missed formal schooling for years during the transitional period due to mainly financial reasons where
parents cannot afford to send their children to school; As, a result, the children are impacted by the new
schooling systems in the resettlement country, and the linguistic and cultural changes in the classroom
accompanied by emotional hurdles that pose a threat to their well-being (Wellman & Bey, 2015).

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