NEW: Forced Migration Review: Resettlement

This issue of FMR looks at some of the modalities and challenges of resettlement in order to shed light on debates such as how – and how well – resettlement is managed, whether it is a good use of the funds and energy it uses, and whether it is a good solution for refugees. It … [Read More] NEW: Forced Migration Review: Resettlement

Settlement in the Digital Age: Digital inclusion and newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds – Centre for Multicultural Youth

In 2016 the first Australian Digital Inclusion Index was released, recognising the enormous role access to and engagement with digital technology and the internet plays in facilitating the economic and social inclusion of Australians in economic, social, cultural and civic life. The index reveals that while digital inclusion is improving, it is uneven and many … [Read More] Settlement in the Digital Age: Digital inclusion and newly arrived young people from refugee and migrant backgrounds – Centre for Multicultural Youth

Speaking Up: The Global Refugee Youth Consultations in Australia Report – MYAN, RCOA & GYRC

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY -Extract Speaking Up: The Global Refugee Youth Consultations in Australia Report, presents the voices and recommendations of young people from refugee and asylum seeking backgrounds from consultations that took place across Australia from February to May 2016. The Global Refugee Youth Consultations (GRYC) in Australia provided a rare opportunity to consult widely with young people across the country from … [Read More] Speaking Up: The Global Refugee Youth Consultations in Australia Report – MYAN, RCOA & GYRC

Working with young people from refugee backgrounds: Experiences in providing employability skills training – Foundation House

Extract The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. (Foundation House) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback about the first stage of the Youth Jobs PaTH – employability skills training. Such consultation processes ensure that the program can be implemented in an accessible and appropriate manner to people from refugee backgrounds, including those seeking asylum. … [Read More] Working with young people from refugee backgrounds: Experiences in providing employability skills training – Foundation House

“It Comes Down to Just How Human Someone Can Be”: A qualitative study with young people from refugee backgrounds about their experiences of Australian mental health services – Foundation House

ABSTRACT While much literature documents the mental health needs of young people from refugee backgrounds, and the barriers they face in accessing mental health services, researchers have yet to document the perspectives of service users from this population about their contacts with clinicians and services. We therefore individually interviewed 16 young people (aged 18–25 years) … [Read More] “It Comes Down to Just How Human Someone Can Be”: A qualitative study with young people from refugee backgrounds about their experiences of Australian mental health services – Foundation House

Predictors of Secondary School Completion Among Refugee Youth 8 to 9 Years After Resettlement in Melbourne, Australia – Journal of International Migration and Integration  

ABSTRACT Being able to attend school and achieve an education is one of the most desired opportunities among resettled refugee young people. However, turning educational aspirations into reality is not straightforward. There is a large body of research documenting the barriers associated with educational achievement among refugees who resettle as teenagers, both in Australia and … [Read More] Predictors of Secondary School Completion Among Refugee Youth 8 to 9 Years After Resettlement in Melbourne, Australia – Journal of International Migration and Integration  

Hidden from View? Bringing Refugees to the Forefront of Equity Targets in Australian Higher Education – International Studies in Widening Participation

ABSTRACT Students from refugee backgrounds are a legitimate equity target group in higher education. They bring personal assets such as resilience and educational aspiration developed through their life experience, but they also have complex backgrounds of educational, social and economic disadvantage that predispose them to under-representation in undergraduate and postgraduate education. It is difficult to … [Read More] Hidden from View? Bringing Refugees to the Forefront of Equity Targets in Australian Higher Education – International Studies in Widening Participation

The Herald Sun takes a special interest in African youths – Africa Media Australia

Extract from an article by Clyde Sharady The Herald Sun published an article on Wednesday 20 July 2016 with a big bold title: SAFER IN AFRICA. The article talked about the desperation of some African parents who are sending their teens back to Africa to escape Melbourne’s youth culture that is dominated by violence. The article … [Read More] The Herald Sun takes a special interest in African youths – Africa Media Australia

Understanding the Perspectives of Refugee Unaccompanied Minors Using a Computer-Assisted Interview – FQS

ABSTRACT This article reports analyses of the perspectives on their wellbeing expressed by four unaccompanied minor refugees resettling in Australia. We used a computer-assisted interview (CAI) to set up a research environment to facilitate young people’s expressions and to treat them and their expressed perspectives with respect and integrity. Participants’ data are represented in tables … [Read More] Understanding the Perspectives of Refugee Unaccompanied Minors Using a Computer-Assisted Interview – FQS

Early Intervention Key to Reaching Disengaged Youth – Centre for Multicultural Youth

The deeply concerning incident of gang related violence seen in Melbourne’s CBD this weekend, though terrible, is a timely reminder that we need to deal with the disenfranchisement and alienation felt by our young people – and the sooner the better. Victoria Police has responded appropriately by finding and prosecuting those responsible. Of equal importance … [Read More] Early Intervention Key to Reaching Disengaged Youth – Centre for Multicultural Youth

The Persistence of Predictors of Wellbeing among Refugee Youth Eight Years after Resettlement in Melbourne, Australia – Social Science & Medicine

Highlights We assess predictors of refugee youth wellbeing over first eight years in Australia. Impact of discrimination on refugee youth wellbeing persists over time. Anti-discrimination policies should be part of refugee settlement programs. ABSTRACT This short report assesses the predictors of subjective health and happiness among a cohort of refugee youth over their first eight … [Read More] The Persistence of Predictors of Wellbeing among Refugee Youth Eight Years after Resettlement in Melbourne, Australia – Social Science & Medicine

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