International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Home About Us Scope Editorial Board Blog/Latest News Contact Us
10th percentile
Powered by  Scopus
Scopus coverage:
Nov 2018 to May 2020


IJSTR >> Volume 6 - Issue 7, July 2017 Edition

International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

Website: http://www.ijstr.org

ISSN 2277-8616

Communication Process Between Parents And Children Of Rohingya Refugees To Solve Children’s Traumatic Condition In Termination, Medan, Northern Sumatra

[Full Text]



Imeldarina Ginting, Muhammad Irfan Batubara, Fransiskus Batista, Juliati



Rohingya Refugees, Interpersonal Communication, Medan



Staying in the termination environment for a long time as well as very limited facilities is certainly very influential on the physical and psychological development of children Rohingya refugees. Limitations of interaction with the surrounding environment, limited financial condition of the family, unmet need for continuing education and environmental conditions and shelter that has not been fully adequate. This condition certainly affects the rate of development of refugee children, some of whom are very anxious and feel they have no future. Based on the initial observations of refugees both parents and children are very open, the main problem is that there is no certainty in the future when they will be placed into a third country and the lack of educational facilities for their children. The average family of refugees has been living in a termination of more than 5 years. Parent-child communication can affect the overall functioning of the family and the psychosocial well-being of the child (Shek, 2000). Therefore, the role of parental communication is needed to overcome traumatic in the Rohingya refugee children. This study aims to find out how the parent communication to overcome the traumatic conditions of children by forming children's self-concept, giving recognition and support, and create models. The research method used is descriptive qualitative method by collecting data through interviews to some parents and children in termination both experiencing direct violent conflict and discrimination that happened in during their stay in their country Interpersonal communication between parents and their children in a conflicting situation was interested to be analyzed by using Coordinated Management Meaning Theory because in a conflicting condition parents should set their psychological condition aside as the traumatic victims. The result of the research showed that the function of parents’ communication with their children could help solve the children’s traumatic condition by developing their self-concept, give recognition and complete support, and apply exemplar model to them so that they could reduce their trauma. It could be seen through the increase in their activity and their willingness to self-actualize by continuing their study and their transparency toward their surrounding.



[1]. Beebe, Steven. A, Interpersonal Communication Relating to Others. Pearson Education, Inc. United States of America, 2009.

[2]. Budyana, Muhammad and Leila Mona Ganiom, Theory of Interpersonal Communication, Jakarta, Kencana Prenada Media Group, 2011.

[3]. Budyatna, Muhammad, Theories of Inter-Personal Communication, Jakarta, Pranadamedia Group, 2015.

[4]. DeVito, Joseph A. Human Communication The Basic Course, 12th Edition. Pearson Education, Inc.,New York, 2012.

[5]. Gunarsa, D. Singgih and Singgih, Yulia, Practical Psychology Of Children And Families, Jakarta, PT BPK Gunung Mulia, 2000.

[6]. Gunarsa., Singgih. D, Family Psychology, Jakarta, 2003.

[7]. Hardjana, Agus, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication, Yogyakarta, Kanisius, 2003.

[8]. Lestari, Sri. Family Psychology Planting Value And Handling Conflict, Jakarta, Prenadamedia Group, 2012.

[9]. Mulyana, Deddy., Introduction to Communication Studies. Bandung, Rosdakarya Muda, 2005.

[10]. Nasution, Sri Mulyani, Resiliensy: Power of Springs Facing Trauma of Life.Medan, USU Press., 2011.

[11]. Sears, William, Intelligent Children. The Parent Role Makes It Real. Jakarta, Emerald Publishing, 2004.

[12]. Suryanto. Introduction to Communication Studies, Bandung Pustaka Setia, 2015.
[13]. International Journal of Behavioral Science Research Institute 2011, Vol. 6, No.1, 59-72, 2011.

[14]. Journal of Development Communications. ISSN 1693-3699 July 2010, Vol. 08, No. 2, 2010.

[15]. A. Sari, A. V. S. Hubeis, S. Mangkuprawira, and A. Saleh, The Effect of Family Communication Pattern in Function of Family Socialization on Child Development. Bogor Agricultural University, Major Communications Development, Building Department KPM IPB Wing 1 Level 5, Campus Street Campus IPB Darmaga, Telp. 0251-8420252, Fax. 0251-8627797.

[16]. Sally I. Maximo1, Hylene S. Tayaban1, Grace B. Cacdac1, Myki Jen A. Cacanindin1, Robert John S. Pugat, Melvin F. Rivera1, and Melowin C. Lingbawan. Parents 'Communication Styles and Their Influence on the Adolescents' Attachment, Intimacy and Achievement Motivation.

[17]. Pattern of Single Parent Communication in Establishing Child Independence (Case in Yogyakarta City) Yuni Retnowati. Akademi Komunikasi Indonesia (AKINDO). Journal of Communication Science vol 6, No 3, September - December (2008).

[18]. Son, Nanda Fitrian Pratama. The Role of Interpersonal Communication Parents And Children In Preventing Premarital Sex Behavior In SMA Negeri 3 Samarinda Class XII. E. Journal of Communication Science vol 1, no 3. Ejournal.ikom.fisip-unimal.ac.id. Accessed March 29 (2013). 2013.

[19]. Rachmawati, Indria. Pattern of Parents Communication on Children with Autism Patients (Qualitative Descriptive Study of Interpersonal Communication Pattern of Parents to Autism Children in SDLB Bangunharjo, Pulisen, Boyolali) Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta, 2013.

[20]. Using Trauma Informed Treatment Models with Child-to-Parent Violence. Eva Nowakowsi-Sims1 & Amanda Rowe.1 Journ Child Adol Trauma (2015).