Journal article

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

Abstract

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..

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