Perspectives of Refugee Children Resettling in Australia on Indicators of Their Wellbeing
Jeanette A Lawrence, Ida Kaplan, Amy H Collard
CHILD INDICATORS RESEARCH | SPRINGER | Published : 2019
Indicators of the well-being of refugee children are under explored, especially from children’s perspectives. We used a child-friendly computer-assisted interview (CAI) to investigate patterns in refugee children’s positive and negative indicators of well-being as they resettled in Australia. Thirty-seven children aged 7 to 13 years were clients of a specialized refugee trauma service. Analyzes revealed 3 cluster subgroups with distinctive patterns of indicators of high, moderate, low levels of well-being indicators. One subgroup with a high level of well-being differed from low and moderate level subgroups in consistently expressing indicators of faring well with little worrying, and the ab..View full abstract
This research was funded by The Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture and The University of Melbourne. Neither institution had input into the article.