Brotherhood of St Laurence

A guide to working with young people who are refugees : strategies for providing individual counselling and group work /

By: Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc
Publisher: Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture Inc. 1996Description: 227 p. illISBN: 9780646301716; ; 0646301713Subject(s): Youth | Refugees | Refugee Children | Counselling | Social Group Work | Migrant YouthDDC classification: 362.87 GUI Online Resources: Electronic copy
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"The purpose of this guide is to promote an understanding of the causes and effects of trauma associated with war, state sanctioned violence and the refugee experience, so that recovery and restoration is achieved for its survivors and the communities they are part of. ; The focus is on the young refugee, aged between 12 and 25. The age ; range is wide including those that might be regarded as young adults. ; As a result of war, violence and protracted periods in refugee camps, ; progression through the developmental stages of childhood and ; adolescence is usually delayed. Young refugees aged 20 to 25 therefore still face the developmental tasks of adolescence. Interventions suitable for working with children under the age of 12 will not be covered in Section ; 2 although virtually all the principles described will apply to working with this younger age group. References to children will be made in this section, which describes the psychological and social impact of trauma, because many of the young refugees entering Australia have been ; traumatised as young children. ; The importance of working with the young is underscored by research ; which shows the long-term effects on the psychological and physical ; health of survivors of trauma (4,5), including second generation effects ; (6,7,8). Tragically, one of the reasons the young are targeted is because perpetrators also recognise the long-lasting damaging effects on a community of destroying its younger members" -- Introduction


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