Journal article

Young Refugees in Australia: Perspectives From Policy, Practice and Research

Georgiana Cameron, Erica Frydenberg, Alun Jackson

Children Australia | Cambridge University Press (CUP) | Published : 2011


This article aims to bring together perspectives from policy, practice and research in reviewing the experiences of young refugees arriving in Australia. By reviewing international and local research and applying it to the Australian policy context, this article highlights how evidence-based practices for this population are lacking. Risk and protective factors for young refugees are discussed in relation to possible avenues of intervention. In particular, unaccompanied refugee minors are seen as being at heightened risk of social exclusion and mental illness. Quantitative and qualitative literature is integrated to provide an overall picture of young refugees in the Australian context. Stud..

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