Improving Access to and Engagement with Mental Health Services among Young People from Refugee Backgrounds: Service user and provider perspectives – International Journal of Culture and Mental Health

ABSTRACT Limited research has been conducted worldwide on the experiences that children and young people from refugee backgrounds have with mental health services, despite evidence that they have significant vulnerability to the development of mental health problems and to suicidal behaviour and that those with mental ill-health typically underutilise services. The authors were particularly interested … [Read More] Improving Access to and Engagement with Mental Health Services among Young People from Refugee Backgrounds: Service user and provider perspectives – International Journal of Culture and Mental Health

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

Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion – Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Extract This report presents the findings of a research project capturing the settlement experiences and social cohesion of newly arrived young migrants and refugees, and how these young people transition into Australian communities. This project was conducted by the Young and Well CRC, and aimed to gather information on the experiences of … [Read More] Young Newly Arrived Migrants and Refugees in Australia: Using Digital Storytelling Practices to Capture Settlement Experiences and Social Cohesion – Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre

Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – FM

A service highlighting web research and information relating to refugees, asylum-seekers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other forced migrants; provided by Elisa Mason. Churches and the Law of Sanctuary in Australia, Paper presented to the Newcastle Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, 4 March 2016 [text via SSRN]* “Crossing Boundaries: Understanding the Pro-asylum Narratives of Young Australians,” Ethnicities, … [Read More] Forced Migration Current Awareness: Regional Focus: Australia – FM

“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

Not There Yet: An investigation into the participation of students of refugee backgrounds in the Australian higher education system – Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

INTRODUCTION – Extract As a signatory to the United Nations 1951 International Convention on Refugees, Australia continues to accept significant numbers of humanitarian refugees on an annual basis. Recent global developments in terms of conflict in many countries have exacerbated the issue of ‘forced migration’, with estimates indicating that up to sixty million displaced people … [Read More] Not There Yet: An investigation into the participation of students of refugee backgrounds in the Australian higher education system – Melbourne Refugee Studies Program

Overcoming the ‘Hidden Injuries’ of Students from Refugee Backgrounds: The importance of caring teacher-student relationships – Springer

ABSTRACT The schooling experiences of refugee background students prior to being resettled in Australia significantly shape their transitions into Australian schools. This chapter presents a case study of six young people from Sudanese refugee backgrounds. With a focus on discipline and student-teacher relationships, I argue that the previous ‘hidden injuries of schooling’ experienced by the … [Read More] Overcoming the ‘Hidden Injuries’ of Students from Refugee Backgrounds: The importance of caring teacher-student relationships – Springer

An Exploration of the Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) Model with Resettled Refugee Adolescents in Australia: A qualitative study – Transcultural Psychiatry

ABSTRACT Refugee adolescents endure high rates of traumatic exposure, as well as subsequent resettlement and adaptational stressors. Research on the effects of trauma in refugee populations has focussed on psychopathological outcomes, in particular posttraumatic stress disorder. However this approach does not address the psychosocial and adaptive dimensions of refugee experience. The ADAPT model proposes an … [Read More] An Exploration of the Adaptation and Development after Persecution and Trauma (ADAPT) Model with Resettled Refugee Adolescents in Australia: A qualitative study – Transcultural Psychiatry

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