Health and wellbeing of unaccompanied refugee minors in the Nordic region
A substantial amount of research has been produced by research institutions, universities and NGOs about unaccompanied minors arriving in the Nordic region, about their asylumseeking process, the path to settlement and their characteristics. We know they face challenges and may suffer from mental disorders, although they also possess great resilience and have well-developed coping strategies.
The Nordic Welfare Centre will summarize recent Nordic research about the health and wellbeing of unaccompanied minors, and pay attention to the group of unaccompanied girls.
Project aims and target group
The aim of the project is to collect and summarize Nordic knowledge and research on:
– Health status of unaccompanied refugee minors with focus on mental health
– Unaccompanied girls and their specific needs
– Current understanding of specific risk- and protective factors
The target group for the project is researchers, government officials, practitioners working with integration, NGOs, and service providers who work with the topic.
Results from the project will be presented in the form of a report in early 2020.
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