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ERIC Number: EJ893431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-0907-5682
Successful Adaptation among Sudanese Unaccompanied Minors: Perspectives of Youth and Foster Parents
Luster, Tom; Qin, Desiree; Bates, Laura; Rana, Meenal; Lee, Jung Ah
Childhood: A Global Journal of Child Research, v17 n2 p197-211 May 2010
This study explores the adaptation of unaccompanied Sudanese refugee minors resettled in the US. Seven years after resettlement, in-depth interviews were conducted with 19 Sudanese youths and 20 foster parents regarding factors that contributed to successful adaptation. The youths emphasized personal agency and staying focused on getting an education. Foster parents emphasized the contribution of youths' developmental histories to individual differences in personal attributes that, with contextual supports, influenced their trajectories after resettlement. Parents and youths differed in their views on the role that mental health and cultural obligations to family members in Africa played in successful adaptation. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Sudan; United States