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ERIC Number: EJ812759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
Refugee Children in Wales: Coping and Adaptation in the Face of Adversity
Maegusuku-Hewett, Tracey; Dunkerley, David; Scourfield, Jonathan; Smalley, Nina
Children & Society, v21 n4 p309-321 Jul 2007
This article aims to makes a contribution to redressing a methodological and theoretical imbalance in existing research on refugee and asylum-seeking children. It draws on two qualitative studies from Wales with children and young people. The samples include unaccompanied minors and children living with families as well as both children who are supported in the asylum system and those who have been granted refugee status. The focus on ecological post-migratory stressors and coping processes that young people identify as being integral to their well-being and, once granted status, to how they adapt to settlement includes a selective study of some of the sources of resilience referred to in the children's talk. Recognising the interplay between individual and environment leads to a discussion of both personal attributes and collective cultural identities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Wales)