Journal article

Changing cultures: enhancing mental health and wellbeing of refugee young people through education and training.

Lyndal Bond, Anne Giddens, Anne Cosentino, Margaret Cook, Paul Hoban, Ann Haynes, Louise Scaffidi, Mary Dimovski, Eileen Cini, Sara Glover

Promot Educ | Published : 2007

Abstract

Many refugee people and others entering Australia under the Humanitarian Program, have experienced extremely stressful and disrupted lives prior to arrival. A major difficulty experienced by a significant number of refugee young people is their lack of formal education before arrival. It directly affects their ability to start connecting to their new society and constructing a new life. The level of ease with which young people can move into the education and training system and begin to establish a meaningful career pathway has a huge impact on their successful settlement and stable mental health. This paper describes the Changing Cultures Project, a three-year project, which explored model..

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